The pair are replacing the soon to be X Factor judge Rita Ora and also Sir Tom Jones, who has been a coach on the show since the first series but has now left The Voice UK. The newbies will join returning coaches Ricky Wilson and will.i.am on the revamped panel.
“I’m thrilled and excited to be a coach on The Voice UK. I’m a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one.” Boy George said. “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!”
Meanwhile, Paloma Faith spoke of her previous experience of breaking stars, saying: “I’m really excited about working with creative people who are there not just to be great singers, but also innovative personalities and performers. I have a long history of helping break artists as in my club nights I booked Kate Nash, Adele, and The Noisettes before they hit the big time and four of my band members have gone on to pursue successful solo careers. I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into something that cultivates the talents of another person and takes the focus off myself for a bit.”
The Voice’s executive producer Tim Van Rongen said that the new coaches will “fit perfectly”, praising the show’s tradition of having “iconic and most current music stars as coaches”
Take a look behinds the scenes of the last series of The Voice UK
Faith and George will join Ricky Wilson and will.i.am in Manchester to film the blind auditions next month, while hosts Emma Willis and Marvin Humes will return to the show for a third series on BBC One.
The Voice UK will return with its fifth series in January 2016.