The legendary singer has blasted the BBC time and time again since being dropped from the series earlier this year.After calling the show "bulls***" he's now revealed that producers were ordering him to put through more singers. Just the one song from a musical this week: drag act Divina De Campo sang Poor Wandering One from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. He’s best known to many as a Crystal Palace player but five of his last six clubs (Sheffield United, Doncaster, Bradford, Rotherham and York) are in Yorkshire, where the family now lives. Janine Dyer (Bridge Over Troubled Water) and Melissa (Blame) were snapped up by Ricky and Boy George respectively. Mum-of-four Janine is the wife of former professional footballer Bruce Dyer.
This is the third change in the coaching line-up in the series’ four years.
On the four occasions where he turned with one or more of the other coaches, George lost every time. The running totals: Will and George have four team members each, Paloma and Ricky three each.
Across the two episodes to date, George has won just one out of nine times when competing against his fellow coaches. George may be losing out to his fellow coaches when competing for singers but he’s holding his own when it comes to witty one-liners.
"I think it’ll be odd now the show is going to ITV because what queue do you join?
I think people will know whether they are going to follow the big X or the big V because they are two very different shows." Simon Cowell isn't worried about the intra-channel competition, recently saying: "Have you watched [The Voice]?