28/09/2016 22:32 BST | Updated 29/09/2016 10:01 BST

‘The Voice’: Gavin Rossdale Joins ITV Show As Tom Jones Announces Triumphant Return

Actual Jennifer Hudson? We're in.

ITV have confirmed news that will make ‘The Voice’ fans very happy, revealing that they have booked Sir Tom Jones to return to the show in 2017.

The Welsh crooner was dropped by the BBC, in favour of Boy George, after the 2015 series, and didn’t hold back when it came to discussing his disappointment at putting his spinning chair days behind him.

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Tom Jones

Joining Tom as mentors are new recruits Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale, alongside will.i.am who was already confirmed to return.

Tom has shared his joy, stating: “I’m looking forward to returning to my big red chair on The Voice UK.

“I had some great times on the show and I can’t wait to again discover and help some brand new talent. And of course be back with my pal will.i.am.”  

Jennifer adds: “I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing panel of coaches on The Voice UK!

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We are so ready for this 

“The UK has always been so supportive of me since the beginning of my career so I’m really looking forward to sharing my point of view with the contestants and especially Team JHUD.

“Discovering new artists has always been important to me and the UK has no shortage of talent, so I can only imagine what this experience will be like for everyone involved.

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Bush frontman Gavin is ready to impart some wisdom on next year's hopefuls 

“I can’t wait to get going and start developing each individual’s own sound!”

‘The Voice UK’ will return to our screens in early 2017, and Emma Willis will remain at the helm.


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