The Voice UK: Jessie J admits to shoplifting and eating bugs! And bosses reschedule show around her live gigs
The Voice UK coach Jessie J’s autobiography is so new, the ink might still be wet, but already it contains errors in as much as while she was writing it, Jessie revealed that she’d turned down a second run as coach on the show because it clashed with her live performance schedule…
However, following negotiations with the BBC – after her book went to print – Jessie managed to persuade The Voice bosses to reschedule next year’s shows in order that she could return once her tour is over.
Jessie makes that revelation during her appearance on tonight’s edition of Alan Carr: Chatty Man, saying, “I was really gutted so I called the head of the BBC and said, ‘Can we talk about this?
“I don’t feel right I am the only one not doing it’.
“So I sat with them and we looked at the dates. We jigged things around and I was then able to do it.”
She added of the show’s first series, “It was so much fun, I genuinely mean that.
“I learnt a lot about myself and watching myself back I am a bit irritating sometimes.
“But for me I am always honest. You can’t get anywhere if you try to blur your way to the top.”
And when asked what changes might be made to the show to claw back viewers, Jessie said, “It is pretty similar to before, I think the coaches and team know what works and what doesn’t work.
“It is a bit like ‘been there, done that, seen that’. Isn’t it about the voice? It is fine in the beginning but you cant play on it all the time.”
Jessie also told how, in her new book, she reveals she used to eat spiders as a kid.
She said, “I used to sit by plant pots, I don’t know why.
“There is a picture of me about three with bright yellow hair covered in mud and eating ants and stuff.
“I used to eat tiny little spiders, I don’t know why. I was an odd child.
“On the beach everyone would be making sandcastles and I’d be making a TV. And on videos I am there in the background making whale noises.”
She wrote, “I stole a hoodie once from Atlantic Clothing that had ‘It wasn’t me’ written on it, when the Shaggy tune was big.
“Security didn’t find it funny when I said I was joking.”
As mentioned, you can see Jessie on Alan Carr’s talk show tonight on Channel 4.