Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky joins The Voice's line-up

The new line-up for The Voice, from left, shows Will.i.am, Ricky, Kylie and Sir Tom.

The new line-up for The Voice, from left, shows Will.i.am, Ricky, Kylie and Sir Tom.

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Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, who went to St Mary’s School in Menston, and Kylie Minogue have joined Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am as coaches for the launch of the new series of BBC1’s The Voice, which starts tonight at 7pm.

The pair replace Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue in the contest, known for its trademark swivel chairs and blind auditions.

In an apparent dig at The X Factor, Ricky, who was born in Keighley, said: “If you want to see people making fools of themselves you can go to other stations.”

He also hinted that the new series of The Voice featured some format changes.

The new series sees The Streets singer Leo Ihenacho and a vocalist who is also an impersonator of Ruth Jones’ Gavin and Stacey character Nessa try their luck.

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