Pop legend Boy George has been revealed as a new judge on the upcoming fifth season of the BBC’s hit show ‘The Voice’.
The show averaged 8.5m viewers last season, making it one of the BBC’s most popular shows, and has received multiple BAFTA and National Television Award nominations.
It won’t be his first brush with television. He has appeared in several documentaries, including ‘The Madness of Boy George’ (2005), ‘Living with Boy George’ (2008), and BBC Four’s ‘Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity’ (2015), as well as appearing on the BBC’s ‘Duet Impossible’ and as a guest host on Channel 4’s ‘The Friday Night Project’.
He has also been working on a reality TV documentary produced by Bunim/Murray, the team behind ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, ‘Project Runway’ and ‘The Real World’. “If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see,” he said when announcing the project. “Why now — why not? Why me — who else?”
“Boy George is a musical and cultural icon, and it’s about time someone captured his story,” said Gil Goldschein, Chairman and CEO of BMP. “We are experts in producing celeb-reality docuseries, and we couldn’t be more excited with the opportunity to tell this story with the right broadcast partner.”
He recently commenced his Culture Club reunion tour, which has been receiving rave reviews from the US press.
The fifth series of ‘The Voice’ is set to air on BBC One in January.