12/06/2016 09:56 BST

‘The Voice’: Phil Collins Offered ‘Whatever It Takes’ By ITV Bosses, Keen To Sign Him As A Coach

Can he be persuaded?

Now that Emma Willis has agreed to present the ITV’s new look ‘The Voice’, the show’s bosses have turned their attention to filling the coaches’ seats and there’s one man at top of their hit list: Phil Collins.

According to reports, ITV are keen to do whatever it takes to get the global superstar on the new series, and hopefully, make it as popular as the US version of the show.

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Phil Collins 

A source tells the Mirror: “ITV have got deeper pockets than the BBC and are sure they can get a credible panel together.

They’re looking at how popular ‘The Voice’ is in the States and how a mix of rock, pop, country, veteran and current artist coaches have been a hit with viewers. They plan to make a considerable offer to Phil.

“They’re well aware of his health issues so there will be extra budget set aside to make sure he is comfortable if he is prepared to relocate temporarily to London for the job.”

Obviously, if Phil does sign up, there are still three other spinning chairs to fill, as none of last year’s judges have stated that they’ll be back.

Other stars rumoured to be on the shortlist include Paul McCartney and Jennifer Hudson, while many fans - including us - are calling for the return of Tom Jones.

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