July 06, 2011 3:26pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'The Voice's' Cee Lo Green Currently Has No Agreement to Join the UK Show (Exclusive)
Reports that The Voice coach Cee Lo Green is joining BBC’s version of the hit reality competition have been making headlines for days.
Green’s rep, PR director at Primary Wave Music, Anne Watkins, tells The Hollywood Reporter exclusively that “Cee Lo Green is excited to return as a judge on the US version of The Voice for the second season, but contrary to recent reports, there is no agreement in place for Cee Lo to join the cast of BBC’s The Voice UK.”
Yet, when we asked whether the singer was in talks with BBC or if it offered him a position on the The Voice UK’s coaching panel, Watkins tells us, “At the moment, we can’t comment any further.”
According to the UK’s Daily Star, Green previously said, “I have been offered the coaching gig. I plan to take it… We just have to work out a schedule that is not completely overbearing.”
We’re not sure how Green will find the time for another reality series. In late-June, he dropped out of the Rihanna Loud tour saying that his schedule, including shooting the NBC show, a new book, and a new studio album, kept him from giving fans the best show he could.
THR requested a comment from BBC, but its reps didn't return our request by press time. British singers Adele and Cheryl Cole are also rumored to be in the running for the UK show's coaches' panel.
Currently, Green hosts Talking To Strangers, a performance and interview show, on the Fuse network. NBC's The Voice returns this winter.
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