ITV Bosses Will Do 'Whatever It Takes' To Get Phil Collins On The Voice
The Voice UK is moving from the BBC to ITV and new bosses are so keen to make the show a success for their channel that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to nab Phil Collins as a judge.
We mean, they’re dishing out the serious big bucks for him.
The 65-year-old music legend has been offered an eye-watering amount of money to join the show according to reports, with Jess Glynne and Kylie Minogue already rejecting a spot on the judging panel.
However, Emma Willis has agreed to return as host of the show on ITV, and now bosses are panicking about completing their line-up.
A source told The Mirror: “Now the ink has dried on Emma’s contract, the important decision of who the coaches are going to be on ‘The Voice’ are being discussed in earnest now.
"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.”
Phil was forced to undergo back surgery last year and currently resides in Miami but that is hopefully not going to be an issue, with the insider adding: “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.
"He’ll have a dressing room to rival Simon Cowell’s, if that’s what he wants.”
Ooft, if we were producers we definitely wouldn’t tell Simon that…