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    Why isn’t Jessie J a judge on The Voice Kids 2020?

    JESSIE J has had a varied music career, releasing several chart-toppers since her debut album Who You Are in 2011.
    The singer joined Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and will.i.am for the third series of The Voice Kids UK but revealed she won’t be returning for the show’s next series.

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    Jessie J released her debut album in 2011Credit: Getty Images – Getty
    Why isn’t Jessie J a judge on The Voice Kids 2020?
    Jessie J joined Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and will.i.am for the third series of The Voice Kids UK.
    However, Jessie said she would not be returning for a fourth season.
    A telly source said: “Jessie was a good addition to the panel but TV isn’t what she’s focused on right now and she didn’t want to be tied down by the commitments of the series.
    Jessie said of her decision to leave the programme: “I made unforgettable memories and learned so much.

    “But for now I am going to be focusing on making music.
    “So, sadly, I am saying goodbye to the show and my big red chair this year.”
    Who is Jessie J?
    Jessica Cornish (a.k.a Jessie J), 30, is a singer-songwriter from Redbridge, London.
    She began her music career at age 11 when she landed a role in the West End musical Whistle Down The Wind.

    She studied at the Brit school and rose to fame after signing with Republic Records.
    Her second single Price Tag reached number one in 19 countries including the UK.
    In 2014 she dated singer Luke James.
    The couple split after 11 months but remained good friends.
    She has also been a judge herself on The Voice both in the UK (2012-2013) and Australia (2015-2016).
    In 2016 she voiced Brooke the ground sloth in the animated film Ice Age: Collision Course.

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    Jessie J was the winner of The Chinese X Factor (Singer) in 2018Credit: Splash News
    When did Jessie J win the Chinese X Factor?
    In April 2018 Jessie J won the Chinese version of The X Factor – Singer. 
    During the competition she sang her own songs and in the final belted out Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You.
    Singer follows a similar format to The X Factor and sees music artists from across Asia battle it out for the title.

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    Jessie J at the 2014 American Music AwardsCredit: Getty – Contributor
    Is Jessie dating Channing Tatum?
    Channing Tatum and Jessie J are dating and it has been reported that the two just recently got back together after a two-month split.
    In October 2018 it was revealed that Channing was dating Jessie J after splitting from wife Jenna Dewan.
    The actor was seeing the 30-year-old singer for a couple of months before the announcement was made, according to US Weekly.
    USWeekly reported that they split up in November 2019 but they are an item again after a source told E! News the pair are “fully back together.”
    The insider added: “They took a few weeks apart but ultimately decided they really care about each other.”

    Channing Tatum rumoured to be dating Jessie J following his split with wife Jenna Dewan
    What was Jessie J’s failed album Alive?
    In 2013 Jessie J released her second studio album Alive.
    After it failed to emulate the success of her debut Who You Are, the bosses at her record label came close to dropping her.
    Despite being pulled from release in the US it still managed to reach number three in the UK charts.
    The pop star then made a strong comeback in 2014 with the album Sweet Talker which included the single Bang Bang on which she collaborated with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
    In 2016 she took a break due to personal issues and a secret health battle and returned in 2017 with the album R.O.S.E.

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    What are Jessie J’s biggest hits?
    Jessie J has released several chart-topping singles including…
    Do It Like A Dude
    Price Tag
    Domino
    Nobody’s Perfect
    Laserlight
    Who You Are
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    Bang Bang
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    It’s My Party
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    Who is Matt Willis and does he have children with Emma Willis?

    MATT Willis has enjoyed a brilliant career in showbiz since Busted burst onto the scene nearly 20 years ago.
    He is known for his singing roots and being the other half of The Voice host Emma Willis’ – here’s the lowdown on the hunky star…

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    Matt Willis is famous singer, actor and TV starCredit: Rex Features
    Who is Matt Willis?
    Singer-songwriter, actor and presenter Mathew James “Matt” Willis was born May 8, 1983.
    He grew up in Tooting, south London.
    He attended the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, London, where he met his close friends Lee Ryan, Tom Fletcher, Billie Piper, Jodi Albert, and the late Amy Winehouse.
    When did Matt Willis marry Emma Willis?
    On July 5, 2008, Matt married his girlfriend of three years, Emma Willis (formally Griffiths), at Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire.

    Guests included James Bourne, David Gest, Holly Willoughby, Ant McPartlin, McFly, Kara Tointon and Heidi Range.
    They marked their 10th wedding anniversary in July 2018 by renewing their vows with a star-studded do at the same swanky venue.
    Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern officiated the bash after getting specially ordained for the day.
    Guests included Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Fearne Cotton and actress Vicky McClure.

    A friend said: “It was a wonderful day, full of love and celebration and there was a cheeky screen to watch the England versus Sweden World Cup game.”
    Do they have children?
    The couple have a daughter Isabelle, who was born in June 2009, and a son Alex, born in November 2011.
    In May 2016, Emma gave birth to another baby girl, who they named Trixie Grace.
    Matt and Emma attempted to homeschool their kids during lockdown.

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    Matt burst on to the scene in BustedCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
    When did Matt Willis join Busted? Have they reformed?
    Matt first found fame as one-third of Busted alongside Charlie Simpson and James Bourne.
    Their most remembered tunes include Year 3000, What I Go To School For and You Said No.
    The band disbanded in 2005 due to Charlie leaving to pursue other projects.
    On November 10, 2015 Busted announced that the band were set to reform with  a new tour.
    Busted released their third studio album, Night Driver, on November 25, 2016.
    The boys headed back out on the road in Spring 2019.

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    Busted reformed in 2019Credit: Getty Images
    When was Matt Willis a part of McBusted?
    Matt’s big return to music after his solo career saw him reunite with one of his ex-Busted bandmates – James Bourne – and with the band McFly to form the supergroup, McBusted.
    The boys enjoyed two successful sell-out tours and released their debut album in December 2014.
    The self-titled album landed in the UK Top 10 and sold over 100,000 copies.
    McBusted has been on hiatus since the original Busted trio reformed.

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    He went on to join McBusted with his friends McFlyCredit: Getty Images
    Did Matt Willis ever have a solo career?
    Matt launched a solo career on Mercury Records, releasing singles in 2006, “Up All Night”, “Hey Kid”, “Don’t Let It Go to Waste”, and a cover version of The Primitives song, “Crash” for the film Mr Bean’s Holiday.
    Willis wrote on Twitter that he was planning a second album – however, it never came to fruition.
    When did Matt Willis win I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here?
    In December 2006 Matt was crowned King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
    This was despite going into the final day as the 8-1 underdog against Myleene Klass and Jason Donovan.
    Matt says he lost two stone in weight while in the jungle.
    The following two years, he co-presented ITV2 spin-off show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! Now, alongside his wife Emma.

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    In December 2006 Matt was crowned King of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!Credit: Marc Giddings
    What acting work has Matt Willis done?
    In January 2014, Matt played Garth Stubbs in the revival of Birds of a Feather on ITV.
    He did not return for the second series due to McBusted commitments and was replaced by Samuel James.
    In February 2014, Matt appeared in the short-term role of Luke Riley in EastEnders, the boyfriend of returning character Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner).

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    In 2010, Matt reinvented himself as a theatrical actorCredit: Rex Features
    Has Matt Willis appeared in theatre?
    In 2010, Matt reinvented himself as a theatrical actor.
    In October that year, it was announced Matt would play Nick in Flashdance: The Musical, a West-End production.
    Matt was then offered the role of Chuck in an adaption of Footloose.
    He claimed he had “never danced in his life” but later said of the experience that he was “loving it”.
    Late 2011 also saw Matt take on the role of Fiyero in Wicked the musical.
    He continued the role until October 27, 2012, when he was replaced by Ben Freeman.

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    When did Matt Willis enter rehab?
    After Busted came to an end, Matt Willis entered rehab in 2005 for alcohol addiction and he returned in 2016 for an addiction to cannabis.
    Speaking to The Sun’s Fabulous magazine in February 2017, Matt revealed: “It’s still something that I work on, and I think about sobriety every day. I can’t allow myself to go near anything that is a danger, so it’s constantly on my mind.
    “Now I don’t drink, take drugs or painkillers. I don’t take anything because I’ve learned that I don’t behave the same way as other people. If there’s anything you can take too far, I’ll take it too far.”

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    Matt and Emma have been married since 2008Credit: Getty Images

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    Who is Danny Jones and does The Voice Kids judge have children?

    DANNY Jones is best known for being a member of McFly.
    The talented singer and songwriter is back as a judge on The Voice Kids TONIGHT (July 11) and his experience in the music industry means he really knows his stuff.

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    Danny Jones is one of the four McFly ladsCredit: Getty Images – WireImage
    Who is Danny Jones?
    Danny Jones is a 32-year-old musician originally from Bolton, Greater Manchester.
    He was a founding member of the band McFly, alongside Tom Fletcher.
    After placing an advert in NME magazine, the pair recruited Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter, and the group has remained that way ever since.
    He has been performing with the band since 2003, with their first album, Room on the Third Floor, being released in 2004.

    They continue to release music, and even formed supergroup McBusted with Matt Willis and James Bourne from Busted for a one album release in 2014.

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    Danny is part of The Voice Kids panelCredit: Rex Features
    When did Danny Jones get married?
    Danny has been married to long-time partner Georgia Horsley since 2014.
    Georgia is a former Miss England, winning the beauty pageant in 2007, and he proposed to her during a holiday in Cyprus.
    They tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in her hometown of Old Malton, North Yorkshire.

    Does he have children?
    The couple’s first son was born in 2018.
    Danny and Georgia named him Cooper.
    The pair have shared images of their newborn on Instagram.
    Cooper Alf Jones arrived on 27 January after a dramatic birth.

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    McFly have been together since 2003Credit: Getty Images

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    What else has Danny done apart from being in McFly?
    Danny has also created music for a string of other artists, including One Direction, penning Don’t Forget Where You Belong from Midnight Memories.
    After proving a hit with viewers when judging on the first series of The Voice Kids, he is back again alongside will.i.am and Pixie Lott.
    Paloma Faith is joining the 2020 lineup.
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    Who are The Voice Kids 2020 judges?

    THE Voice Kids is back for another series and there’s a new face in the red chair.
    Pixie Lott, will.i.am and Danny Jones will be returning as judges as kids aged 7-14 compete for their chairs to turn during blind auditions. The 2020 series will see Paloma Faith taking up the mantle after Jessie J left the panel in 2019.

    will.i.am has held his position as judge since the programme first aired in the UK in March 2012
    Who are The Voice Kids 2020 judges?
    will.i.am
    Will.i.am is a firm fixture on The Voice, having held his position as judge since the programme first aired in the UK in March 2012.
    Black Eyed Peas member Will is a music industry expert – he has multiple Grammy wins and chart topping hits to his name.

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    Black Eyed Peas member Will is a music industry expert
    Back in 2018, Will said he was reluctant to join the kids version of The Voice because he didn’t want to break children’s hearts.
    Luckily he changed his mind because the kids series has been a hit.

    Paloma Faith
    Paloma is no stranger to the red chair. She judged the fifth series of the adult version of the show back in 2016.
    The Upside Down singer is now taking over Jessie J’s spot on the show, after she left to focus on her own music career. 

    Paloma is taking over Jessie J’s spot on the show
    Paloma said she is “massively excited to be joining The Voice Kids”.
    She added: “It’s going to be so much fun working with these young singers, helping them find their voices and be the best they can be.

    “From what I’ve seen; although they’re small, their voices are often mighty and can give most adults a run for their money!”
    Pixie Lott
    British pop star Pixie Lott has confirmed she will be returning for another series of The Voice Kids.
    Pixie has had her fair share of hit tracks, such as Mama Do, Cry Me Out and Gravity.

    Pixie Lott has confirmed she will be returning for another series of The Voice Kids
    As well as being a singer, Pixie has also tried her hand at acting and modelling and appeared in the 2014 series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
    She has shifted her focus from music to TV work over recent years, but is a favourite on The Voice Kids and fans will be delighted to see her return for another series.
    Danny Jones
    Danny Jones is reportedly “‘buzzing” to get back to business as the reigning champion Coach. 
    Danny is an English musician famous for being a founding member of the band McFly, alongside Tom Fletcher.

    Danny Jones is ‘buzzing’ to get back to business as the reigning champion Coach
    He has also created music for a other artists, including One Direction, penning Don’t Forget Where You Belong from their album Midnight Memories.
    He has had some memorable moments from his time on the show, famously breaking down when 11-year-old Tomos from Caernarfon, chose to sing Kelly Clarkson’s Piece by Piece.

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    What time is The Voice Kids on?
    The Voice 2020 begins tonight (July 11) on ITV at 7:25pm.
    The format of the show remains the same – contestants take part in blind auditions and the judges spin round in their chairs if they like what they hear.
    The show will be starting with the audition rounds which were filmed earlier this year.

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