23/04/2012 05:12 BST

Will.i.am Breaks Rules From BBC's The Voice By Offering To Work Privately With Axed Contestant Jenny Jones

The Voice coach will.i.am risks a rap on the knuckles from TV bosses after he offered to work with one of the show's axed contestants - despite choosing to give her the boot from the show.

The Black Eyed Peas star chose a string of singers to go through to the live television stages of the BBC talent contest and competition rules state the producer is unable to work with any of the auditionees until the series is over.

However, Will is reportedly hoping to team up with unsuccessful hopeful Jenny Jones straight away.

The judge picked potential pop star Joelle Moses over warbler Jenny to go through to the next round, but has given the 25-year-old hope following her exit from the show by offering her his guidance.

And Will has ruffled producers' feathers by going against the spirit of the competition.

A source told The Sun: "The whole point of the competition is that if he wanted her, he should have picked her on the show."

But it seems the musician will be blocked from working with Jenny until the series is over.

A TV insider said: "He can’t do anything with Jenny until after the show and nothing formal has been offered to her."

Jenny has toured with dance act Basshunter and was once signed to a small record label before her audition for the new talent Juggernaut.

Will has previously caused controversy by allegedly telling Jenny's fellow auditionee Jay Norton that he wanted to snap him up for his own label.

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