Spice Girls star Melanie C has been announced as a new coach for the upcoming series of ‘The Voice Kids’.
She will join returning coaches Danny Jones, will.i.am and reigning champion Pixie Lott. Melanie C will take over from Paloma Faith who is not returning due to the imminent arrival of her second child.
Melanie C said: “I’ve always been a huge fan of The Voice so I am super excited to be a coach on ‘The Voice Kids’ this year. I can’t wait to get in one of those big red chairs and Spice things up!”
Danny Jones said: ”It’s great to be getting going on another series of ‘The Voice Kids’ and I’m chuffed to have Melanie C joining the gang. Every year when I think the talent can’t be topped I find myself blown away by the new up and coming kids. I’m looking forward to discovering some brand new little superstars, it’s also a mission of mine to catch up with Pixie’s winning streak.”
Pixie Lott said: “It’s great to be heading back into the studio for a new series of The Voice Kids. I am the biggest Spice Girls fan, they were the first concert I ever went to, so it’s such a thrill to have Melanie C joining the show too, upping the level of girl power even more!”
will.i.am said: “I’m looking forward to returning to my red chair and listening out for more kids with incredible voices. A big welcome to Melanie C this year, also known as Sporty Spice. What do you think of the nickname Coach Spice?”
The new series will air during the festive period. An array of singers, aged seven to 14, will take to the stage in a bid to impress the star coaching panel and get those big red chairs turning.