It’s been reported today that comedian Lenny Henry has blasted The Voice co-host Reggie Yates for commenting in the press that he thinks there are not enough black people featuring on primetime TV, and additionally, it’s been revealed that Kerry Katona will be among a host of reality TV stars who are set to ‘fess their secrets in a new series of My Secret Past.
Starting with what Lenny had to say to Reggie – who as we reported yesterday claimed he was angry that his is the only black face to be found during the evening TV slot on a Saturday night – while appearing on Lorraine Kelly’s breakfast show, Lenny said, “He should shut up and just take the money.” Read more & comment »
Fans of DJ Reggie Yates will of course know that he co-hosts The Voice on BBC1 alongside Holly Willoughby, however, it seems Reggie’s concerned that his is the only black face to be found during the primetime viewing slots on a Saturday night.
Describing that as “scary”, Reggie said, “There should be more [black people] on prime-time telly because it’s a scary number, one…”
Speaking to The Sun’s TV Biz, Reggie continued, “It’s not something I ever thought I’d do because there’s never been anyone like me — a young black guy fronting a Saturday night programme… Read more & comment »
Reggie Yates has been spilling the beans on his TV buddies and telling fans what the coaches on The Voice are really like behind the scenes.
The radio DJ hosts the BBC show, alongside Holly Willoughby and after filming most of his second series earlier this year, we’d say that he’s gotten to know Jessie J, Tom Jones, Danny O’Donoghue and will.i.am pretty well.
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Fans of The Voice will know that it’s headed back to the BBC on Saturday at 7pm for its second series, and as has been widely reported, the show has undergone a revamp and an overhaul to make it “more exciting” for viewers.
And today, presenter Reggie Yates, who of course co-hosts alongside Holly Willoughby, has teased what’s ahead in series two, saying, “I can’t reveal too many of the details because I don’t want to get in trouble, but the twists are great.
“The audience at the shows we’ve filmed so far have been blown away… Read more & comment »
Jessie J was branded a ‘diva’ on the first series of The Voice but Reggie Yates has defended his pal, insisting that she does not throw her weight around backstage.
It was claimed last year that the ‘Domino’ hitmaker was repeatedly late for filming and had a huge entourage in tow everywhere she went. Speaking to Now magazine Reggie opened up about Jessie’s honesty and insisted that she is truthful but not rude and certainly not a diva on the set of the BBC series.
The Radio DJ explained:
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Reggie Yates seems determined to create some controversy surrounding The Voice and the TV presenter has been at it again in the newspapers this weekend.
We knew last year that he wasn’t a fan of rival TV series The X Factor and he has driven that point home in a recent interview, in which he blasts the ITV creation for being staged and ‘fake.’
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As fans of The Voice will know, in its debut series earlier this year, DJ Reggie Yates co-presented the show alongside Holly Willoughby, however, it seems he’s not sure yet if he’ll return in the second outing of the show.
Describing being part of the talent quest show, Reggie said it had been an “incredible experience” and added, “I watched the show in the US and absolutely loved it, so when I was asked to be in the British version I was over the moon.
“We’ll see what happens [next year].”
Before it was revealed that all four The Voice UK coaches – Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue – were returning for a second run, Reggie had remarked, “For all we know it might be exactly the same people, so we’ll have to see.” Read more & comment »
The Voice UK presenter Reggie Yates has hit out at critics of the show, saying that comparisons between The Voice and X Factor are “unfair” because The Voice has only had one series when compared to X Factor’s long track record.
However, he did concede that mistakes were made in The Voice UK’s first outing, but promised that when it returns to the BBC in 2013, the show will reflect the “learning and improving” ethos that’s currently being worked into the new series.
Reggie told the Sun, “If you look at the first episode to the final, you can see the production, the lighting got better.
“We got better, everything got better week on week because we were learning.
“To compare us to The X Factor which has been on for nine years just feels unfair… Read more & comment »
Radio 1 DJ and The Voice co-presenter Reggie Yates has told Heat magazine that he’s not at all concerned over the fact that The Voice has been losing viewers week on week since it launched.
And in a glass-half-full sort of an interview, Reggie insisted that the show’s ratings are “much better” than they should be, given it’s only in its first series.
Which really is either Reggie being fiercely loyal or terribly naïve, given that the last live show was watched by just over 5million viewers, which is a full 50% less than the figures when the show first began.
Nonetheless, when asked if there had been any crisis talks at the BBC over the figures, Reggie said, “Honestly, we’ve not spoken about it and I don’t think we will.”
He added, “I didn’t get into this to be on the most watches show on TV, and even if we did get five million, like every over show has got on their first series, it would still be the biggest show I have ever done… Read more & comment »
As fans of The Voice probably know, former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is set to perform on the show this weekend…
And according to Reggie Yates, who co-hosts The Voice alongside Holly Willoughby, her appearance is going to annoy the bejesus out of Simon Cowell.
Cheryl – who is of course BFFs with coach Will.i.am, who’s also her manager – is set to perform her new single live, and when asked by Heat magazine what Simon’s likely to think about his former protégé appearing on The Voice, Reggie said, “Erm, I don’t know [but] I think a lot of people want there to be this battle between us and Simon so much.”
He added, “It will wind him up. But do I care about that? It’s just, whatever. I just think it’s wicked that Cheryl’s going to perform on our show.”
And of course, it’s been revealed that Kylie Minogue is also performing on The Voice this weekend.
The announcement on the show’s official website reads, “As the drama unfolds, international superstar Kylie Minogue and pop princess Cheryl Cole will also be performing exclusively in The Voice arena…” Read more & comment »