12/04/2014 06:53 BST | Updated 12/04/2014 06:59 BST

Robbie Williams, Chris Martin Among Top Favourites To Replace Kylie Minogue On 'The Voice UK'

Robbie Williams has been named as the hot favourite to replace Kylie Minogue on the fourth series of ‘The Voice’ next year.

Kylie revealed on Friday that she won't be returning as a mentor on the next series of the singing show because filming clashes with her ‘Kiss Me Once’ tour, even though producers have previously said they’d be willing to work around Kylie's schedule if she wanted to come back to the show.

Robbie Williams has the best current odds of replacing Kylie Minogue on 'The Voice'

With Ricky Wilson, Tom Jones and will.i.am all believed to be staying on as mentors, Robbie joining the show would make it an all-male panel for the first time, with Paddy Power giving 6/1 odds of him joining the show.

Robbie already has some reality TV experience, in past years he’s helped out both Sharon Osbourne and his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow seek out the best talent at the judges house stage on ‘The X Factor’.

Meanwhile other favourites to take over Kylie’s spinning red chair include Jessie J - who mentored on the first two series of the show - and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, whose odds are at 16/1.

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A spokesperson for Paddy Power told The Mirror: “Chris Martin will have a lot of spare time now after consciously uncoupling with Gwynnie and, having mentored contestants in the Voice US, we have been forced to slash the odds from 50/1 to 16/1 for him to take the red spinning chairs in next season’s The Voice UK.”

The most recent series of 'The Voice' was won by Jermain Jackman, although it now looks as though his single could be about to miss the UK top 40 altogether, with his fellow finalist Sally Barker and one of the show's mentors Ricky Wilson all set to chart higher than him with their own releases.

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