Essex’s Olly Murs to join Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and will.i.am as coach on The Voice UK

Olly Murs performs on stage during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture:

Olly Murs performs on stage during Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture: YUI MOK/PA - Credit: PA

Essex’s Olly Murs will sit in the famous red chair as a judge for the next series of The Voice UK and says he is “absolutely buzzing” to be joining the ITV show.

Olly Murs performs at Colchester Community Stadium. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Olly Murs performs at Colchester Community Stadium. Picture: SEANA HUGHES - Credit: SEANA HUGHES

The Witham-born singer, who shot to fame on the X-Factor, will join will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson as a coach, replacing Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale.

Olly will take his place in the red chair for the first time this weekend when the blind auditions kick off in Salford.

The pop sensation, who performed to more than 16,000 people at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, this summer, said: “I’m absolutely buzzing about being a coach on The Voice UK and can’t wait to sit in the big red chair alongside will, Jennifer and Tom.

“I’m excited to mentor new artists and without doubt I’m in it to win.”

Crowds enjoying the Olly Murs concert in Colchesteron Saturday night. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Crowds enjoying the Olly Murs concert in Colchesteron Saturday night. Picture: SEANA HUGHES - Credit: SEANA HUGHES

The star paid a surprise visit to Lowestoft on Saturday to see his team Coggeshall Town take on Kirkley and Pakefield FC, with some fans taking the opportunity to get a quick snap with the singer.


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The new series of The Voice UK, which will be presented by Emma Willis, will air on ITV early next year.

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