THE Voice UK 2021 kicks off a new season on January 2 on ITV with a 90-minute episode.
The fifth series features a new judge on the panel as the blind auditions get underway.
Who are The Voice 2021 judges?
In a change up to the previous series US singer Meghan Trainor has been replaced by Brit pop star Anne-Marie.
Essex-born Anne-Marie Nicholson, 29, already has a number of chart hits under her belt, including Clean Bandit's number one smash Rockabye featuring Sean Paul.
Her debut album Speak Your Mind was released in 2018 and peaked at number three in the charts.
The following year she was nominated for four awards at the Brits, including Best British Female Solo Act.
Her latest single Problems was released in November last year.
Will.i.am, 45, was born William James Adam Jr. in LA, California.
The US singer-songwriter, DJ and rapper is best known for forming hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas in 1995.
In 2007 he also co-created Paradiso Girls with Robin Antin who were a European spin-off of The Pussycat Dolls.
He has been a judge on The Voice UK since 2012 and was also a judge on The Voice Australia in 2014 when he coached Anja Nissen to victory.
Olly Murs, 36, rose to fame in 2009 when he came runner-up on The X Factor.
Despite losing out to Joe McElderry in the final he went on to secure a joint record deal with Epic Records and Simon Cowell's Syco.
He's released six studio albums.
In 2017 he joined the panel of The Voice and has returned for another series on the show – despite an offer from Simon Cowell to move over to the rival X Factor.
Sir Tom Jones
Sir Tom Jones, 80, is a singing legend from Pontypridd, Wales.
He's been a coach on every series of The Voice UK since it began in 2012 with the exception of 2016 when he was temporarily replaced by Paloma Faith.
He's won several awards for his achievements in the music industry including a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1966.
In 2006 he received a knighthood in the Queen's New Year's Honours.
Why did Meghan Trainor quit The Voice UK?
US singer Meghan Trainor, 27, had been part of the judges panel last season but won't be in the line-up this year.
The singer joined The Voice UK in 2019, replacing Jennifer Hudson.
Trainor revealed she would not be returning to the series as she wanted to spend more time at home following the news of her first pregnancy.
In a statement the singer said: “I had such a great time being a Coach on the Voice UK and spending time with everyone!
“I wish I could come back for Season 10, but I’m taking time to start my family and want to be really safe with the current travel restrictions.
"I’ll be missing you all very much and hope to see you soon!”
Who hosts The Voice UK?
Emma Willis, 44, will be on hand to present the show once more.
The presenter from Birmingham is a popular radio and television host and, alongside The Voice, she has also presented The Circle, Big Brother and The Voice Kids.
Before presenting, Emma was a model and worked for a number of big companies such as Elle, Vogue, GAP, Chanel and Marie Claire.
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