Boy George named as a coach on The Voice Australia
Boy George is to star as a coach on ‘The Voice’ in Australia.
The 55-year-old musician has joined Seal and Delta Goodrem as a coach on the talent show, with the Nine Network still to confirm the identity of the fourth and final big-name celebrity coach.
The Culture Club frontman told the ‘Today’ show: "I’ve been talking about doing this show for a few years.
"They’ve approached me a number of times, but it just wasn’t the right time. But having now done it in the UK I feel ready to go now because I kind of understand now what the show is."
The singer, whose real name is George O’Dowd, appeared as a coach alongside the likes of Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and Paloma Faith in season five of the UK version of the talent show.
George also previously did a stint as a mentor on ‘American Idol’, and that experience encouraged him to seek out more work on talent programmes.
He said: "That made me want to do ‘The Voice’ and it’s a great gig. It’s really interesting because you go through a lot of the things the contestants go through."
The singer explained, too, that he is philosophical about his perceived career mistakes.
Asked if he harbours any regrets about his outrageous fashion sense, George said: "Oh loads and there’ll probably be a few in the future. But there’s no point in apologising and editing yourself. I see some pictures where I’ve got so much make-up on I don’t look like me.
"I look like a fan of me – like some mad fan who didn’t quite get it right.
"Photos are weird because you look back and think, ‘I was so insecure then but actually I look great.’ Sometimes photos look better in hindsight. And sometimes they make you squirm."