'The Voice' 2017: Tom Odell 'Approached For Coach Role' For ITV's First Series

They're going after a very different audience to 'X Factor', apparently.

With ‘The Voice’ set to make its debut on ITV next year, it seems the broadcaster is determined to distance it from ‘The X Factor’ as much as possible.

ITV are currently busy signing up coaches, and it looks like they’re hoping to bring in more credible names to differentiate itself from Simon Cowell’s talent show, and the latest star being linked with a role on the new series is singer-songwriter Tom Odell.

<strong>Tom Odell</strong>
Tom Odell
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According to The Sun, producers are hoping that Tom’s presence on the panel will help draw in a younger audience.

Tom first rose to prominence in 2013, when he was given the prestigious Critics’ Choice prize at the Brit Awards, which had previously been awarded to stars including Adele and Emeli Sandé.

<strong>Sir Tom Jones</strong>
Sir Tom Jones
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It is not yet known who else will be joining ‘The Voice’ when it returns to our screens, but Paloma Faith recently announced that she won’t be back on the team, as she’s pregnant with her first child.

Some reports have claimed that bosses are keen to get Kylie Minogue back on the show, after she served as a coach for one series in 2014.

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