The Voice 2016: filming begins with new judges Paloma Faith and Boy George

Paloma Faith (opens in new tab) and Boy George (opens in new tab) are gearing up to take their seats on The Voice’s judging panel as the BBC's talent contest embarked on its first day of filming.

The coaches from The Voice (left to right) Ricky Wilson, Paloma Faith, Boy George and Will.i.am

Ricky, Paloma, Boy George, will.i.am (John Giles/PA)

The singer/songwriter Paloma and former Culture Club frontman Boy George have lined up alongside established co-judges will.i.am (opens in new tab) and Ricky Wilson (opens in new tab) in the first full photo shoot  for the new series.

The coaches from The Voice (left to right) Ricky Wilson, Paloma Faith, Boy George and Will.i.am

Hosts Emma Willis and Marvin Humes with the judges (John Giles/PA)

The judges were joined by presenters Emma Willis (opens in new tab) and Marvin Humes (opens in new tab) for a group snap.

The new judges’ appointments come as Rita Ora quit the show for a place on the X Factor panel and Tom Jones was axed by BBC bosses.

The legendary soul singer posted a full statement about the decision on Facebook in August.

Tom Jones – About The Voice UK: In good faith, as part of… | Facebook

However, it doesn’t seem like Tom harbours any resentment over the decision, as he shared a picture of himself and former colleague Ricky Wilson at V Festival weeks later.

Tom Jones – Timeline Photos | Facebook

The Voice (opens in new tab) returns to BBC1 early in 2016.

 

 

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