The Voice’s Paloma Faith: ‘Ricky Wilson Is Obsessed With Winning’

It’s no big secret that The Voice UK coaches are always in it to win it, though they may try (and sometimes fail) to hide their competitive side.

With this weekend’s Sport Relief Games fast approaching though,, Paloma Faith, Boy George and Ricky Wilson are embracing their competitive streaks.

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Asked who’s the most competitive coach, Will answered Ricky, while Boy George said it was him (though he noted that all the coaches are competitive).

Paloma, meanwhile, admitted: “I think the most competitive coach this season is Ricky Wilson. I think he’s very strategical. He manipulates other coaches so it affects his group well.

“I know for a fact that he doesn’t really think about what’s right for him – he always thinks about what the public would want at all times. That’s because he wants to win. He’s obsessed by winning. He’s a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing because of that. He pretends he’s not but I know he is.”

Ricky isn’t shying away from the title of ‘most competitive’ either, embracing the fact that all four coaches are in the ‘biggest competition in the world’ - the music industry.

He said: “I don’t tend to enter any competitions because I’m too competitive and I know it riddles me with anxiety of loss. I played scrabble with my girlfriend yesterday. It undid any good work that I’ve done to quell my anxiety over the last five years. She won by 3 points.”

The Voice coaches are encouraging the Great British public to do their bit and sign up to take part in the Sport Relief Games this weekend - Here they are discussing who they’d do a three-legged race with to give you some inspiration:

And, in case you were wondering, in a race of running, swimming, cycling and walking, Paloma reckons: “Ricky would win the running, I would win the swimming, Will would win the cycling and George would win the walking”.

Sport Relief 2016 will take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016. You can run, swim, cycle or even walk yourself proud at events across the country. There’s a distance for everyone, whether you’re sporty or not. Find out more at