There’s no fooling Chief coach Ricky Wilson on The Voice

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Will.i.am, Keighley-born Ricky Wilson, Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones Will.i.am, Keighley-born Ricky Wilson, Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones

New coaches Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, who went to St Mary’s School in Menston, and Kylie Minogue and have joined Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am to launch the new series of BBC1’s The Voice, which starts this Saturday at 7pm.

The pair replace Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue in the contest, known for its trademark swivel chairs and blind auditions.

In an apparent dig at The X Factor, Wilson said: “If you want to see people making fools of themselves you can go to other stations.”

He also hinted that the new series of The Voice featured some format changes.

The new series sees The Streets singer Leo Ihenacho and a vocalist who is also an impersonator of Ruth Jones’ Gavin and Stacey character Nessa try their luck.

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