LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Music superstars Boy George and will.i.am are to serve as coaches for the next season of The Voice U.K.
Also named as mentors for the talent competition, which will start its fifth season in January, are Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson.
The coaches are scheduled to go to Media City in Manchester for the show's blind auditions next month. Emma Willis and Marvin Humes will host the program.
"I'm thrilled and excited to be a coach on The Voice U.K. I'm a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from Series 1. If I can help someone to win I will be delighted. What a wonderful opportunity to share my experiences and help someone move forward with their musical career. I can't wait to sit in that chair!" Boy George said in a statement.
"Series 5 looks set to be our liveliest yet: four iconic superstars all with very big personalities. I feel sure we're on track for another fantastic series," added Moira Ross, executive producer of The Voice U.K.