Bosses on The Voice were reportedly disappointed when Will.i.am chose Leah McFall as his celebrity assistant for battle rounds.
The blind audition s finished airing last Saturday and this weekend the coaches will be seen preparing their teams for the head to head singoffs.
48 hopefuls are due to perform against their pals and fellow competitors and while most of the stars have drafted in celebrities to help them prepare the contestants, Will decided to give some extra exposure to his former winner up Leah.
The Belfast born singer has maintained a close bond with Black Eyed Peas star after the spent last summer in LA working on her debut album. The record is set to drop next month, so an appearance on primetime TV will be a great way of boosting sales and hype.
This Saturday McFall will appear along with Will’s old pal Dante Santiago, as they rehearse with Team Will before their battle performances.
An insider told The Daily Star that bosses are ‘disappointed’ in Will.i.am’s lineup though as they’d hoped he would use his little black book of contacts and ‘add even more star appeal’ to the series. They added:
‘We were disappointed that Will picked Leah.’
Kylie Minogue will be assisted by Scissor Sisters Jakes Shears as her assistant, Tom Jones will work with Tinie Tempah and Ricky Wilson will team up with Katy B this weekend.
Meanwhile, the official Voice team have been poking fun at former coach Jessie J this week.
The BBC’s Voice UK Facebook page has cheekily poked fun at departing coach Jessie J with a meme competition.
The official Twitter account asked their followers to choose a caption for a picture of Kylie praying in her big red spinning chairs, and the winner mocked Jessie lightly with their phrase.
The Voice has attracted bumper ratings this year and many have put this down to ‘the Kylie effect’, after audiences warmed to the pint sized pop star on the BBC show.
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