20/05/2016 11:35 BST

'The Voice' UK: Paul McCartney 'Lined Up For New ITV Series'

ITV are apparently 'desperate' to have him on their reboot of the talent show.

Sir Paul McCartney is being lined up for the new series of 'The Voice UK', according to reports. 

ITV is said to be "desperate" to secure the services of The Beatles singer to head up the coaching team when the show comes to the broadcaster next year. 

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Paul McCartney

A source told The Sun: "Paul McCartney is undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians to have ever lived so to get him signed up would be a real coup.

"It would the blow judges from the BBC series out of the water and would set 'The Voice' apart as the top music contest in the world - well above 'X Factor' or equivalents in the US."

Paloma Faith, Ricky Wilson, Boy George and Will.i.am all served as coaches on the BBC's last series of 'The Voice' earlier this year, with Ricky already confirming he would not make the move to ITV. 

Earlier this week, The Mirror claimed bosses are keen for former judges Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones to return alongside Black Eyed Peas frontman Will. 

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Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones could be returning
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Jennifer Hudson is also rumoured to be joining the show

However, they stated that Jennifer Hudson was being eyed for the final spot on the panel. 

The 'Dreamgirls' star's arrival on the UK ‘Voice’ team for its sixth series would mark the first time in its history that there was an equal ratio of male to female judges.

ITV’s reboot of ‘The Voice’ will arrive on our screens next year.

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