Paloma Faith's Comments About The Voice Come Back To Haunt Her As She Rejoins Talent Show

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Paloma Faith has announced she’s returning to The Voice, this time as a coach on the show’s kids version, despite previously admitting she’d “rather not” return to the world of singing contests.

The Brit Award-winning singer will take over from Jessie J on The Voice Kids, sitting alongside Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones when the new series launches in 2020.

She said: “It’s going to be so much fun working with these young singers, helping them find their voices and be the best they can be.

“From what I’ve seen; although they’re small, their voices are often mighty and can give most adults a run for their money!”

Paloma Faith (Photo: ITV)
Paloma Faith (Photo: ITV)

Paloma added: “In short, I’m massively excited to be joining The Voice Kids so bring it on.”

However, Paloma’s apparent “massive excitement” is slightly at odds with comments she made in an interview with HuffPost UK back in 2017.

The star had served as a coach for one series of The Voice a year before our interview, and while it wasn’t necessarily a bad experience, she also admitted it wasn’t one she was in a mad rush to repeat.

Paloma with her former The Voice co-stars in 2016 (Photo: PA)
Paloma with her former The Voice co-stars in 2016 (Photo: PA)

I knew that I wanted to have children and I knew that I had to put some money in the bank to do that, and at the time I did it for that reason because I was trying for a baby,” she told HuffPost UK.

“The reality is that for the right price I’d do pretty much most things. But if I’m asked if I really enjoy it and do I want to do it, then I’d rather not. If you see me on it, that means I’m getting a good cheque.”

Paloma has also criticised The Voice for its gender imbalance among the coaches and later claimed it didn’t do enough to “support artists”.

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'The Bachelor' UK

In the US, ‘The Bachelor’ is still considered a must-watch for reality TV fans, even now that it’s 20th season has just come to an end. Unfortunately, the UK equivalent (first helmed by Gavin Henson and later by Spencer Matthews), never did quite take off.<br /><br />We think it’s time for viewers to forgive and forget, perhaps with a revamped version of spin-off show ‘The Bachelorette’ to kickstart things for a British audience - and we can think of a few famous single ladies who’d be keen to take centre stage.
In the US, ‘The Bachelor’ is still considered a must-watch for reality TV fans, even now that it’s 20th season has just come to an end. Unfortunately, the UK equivalent (first helmed by Gavin Henson and later by Spencer Matthews), never did quite take off.

We think it’s time for viewers to forgive and forget, perhaps with a revamped version of spin-off show ‘The Bachelorette’ to kickstart things for a British audience - and we can think of a few famous single ladies who’d be keen to take centre stage.

'Popstars: The Rivals'

With so many throwaway acts coming from shows like ‘The X Factor’ and ‘The Voice’, it’s a wonder that ITV only ever did one series of the show that brought us Girls Aloud, seeing the public creating one girl group and one boyband to pit against each other in the charts.<br /><br />Of course, it may well be because One True Voice - the series’ boyband - ended up having a shorter career than novelty act The Cheeky Girls, who also got a start on the show.
With so many throwaway acts coming from shows like ‘The X Factor’ and ‘The Voice’, it’s a wonder that ITV only ever did one series of the show that brought us Girls Aloud, seeing the public creating one girl group and one boyband to pit against each other in the charts.

Of course, it may well be because One True Voice - the series’ boyband - ended up having a shorter career than novelty act The Cheeky Girls, who also got a start on the show.

'Deadline'

Never heard of ‘Deadline’? Allow us to bring you up to speed. 10 terrified C-list celebrities (and that's us being generous) compete with one another working on a short-lived gossip magazine, to varying degrees of success, with Janet Street-Porter as its editor in chief.<br /><br />Each week, JSP kicks one off them off the team with the immortal line, ‘clear your desk, you’re out of here’. We want, nay, <i>need </i>more.
Never heard of ‘Deadline’? Allow us to bring you up to speed. 10 terrified C-list celebrities (and that's us being generous) compete with one another working on a short-lived gossip magazine, to varying degrees of success, with Janet Street-Porter as its editor in chief.

Each week, JSP kicks one off them off the team with the immortal line, ‘clear your desk, you’re out of here’. We want, nay, need more.

'Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter'

Why, at a time when Kerry Katona is of more interest to the public than she has been in more than five years, aren’t ITVBe banging her door down to get her to appear in a new show? <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/07/kerry-katona-this-morning-interview-baby-george-kay_n_5280951.html?utm_hp_ref=kerry-katona">A new baby</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/23/kerry-katona-loose-women-marriage-split_n_8629114.html?utm_hp_ref=kerry-katona">a fresh divorce</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/29/kerry-katona-hoverboard-pictures_n_8416904.html?utm_hp_ref=kerry-katona">unsuccessful segway rides</a> - these are things we need documented on camera.
Why, at a time when Kerry Katona is of more interest to the public than she has been in more than five years, aren’t ITVBe banging her door down to get her to appear in a new show? A new baby, a fresh divorce, unsuccessful segway rides - these are things we need documented on camera.

'Celebrity Wife Swap'

True, the non-celeb version of ‘Wife Swap’ has had its day, but seeing two pairs of unwitting celebrities slowly driving each other up the wall is something we don’t think we’ll ever grow tired of. More, please!
True, the non-celeb version of ‘Wife Swap’ has had its day, but seeing two pairs of unwitting celebrities slowly driving each other up the wall is something we don’t think we’ll ever grow tired of. More, please!

'The Big Reunion'

S Club Juniors. One True Voice. Big Brovaz. Vengaboys. *allSTARS. Aqua. Mis-Teeq. The 411. Supergroup consisting of Rachel Stevens, Jamelia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Samantha Mumba and Holly Valance. Let’s do this.
S Club Juniors. One True Voice. Big Brovaz. Vengaboys. *allSTARS. Aqua. Mis-Teeq. The 411. Supergroup consisting of Rachel Stevens, Jamelia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Samantha Mumba and Holly Valance. Let’s do this.

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