Fans of The Voice might have noticed something very strange about the show's judges. Every week, Gavin Rossdale, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am wear exactly the same outfits. In recent weeks, eagle-eyed viewers have taken to Twitter in their droves to ask why the panel haven't changed their clothes in the two months since the series began. But it turns out there is very good reason…
The eight episodes that make up the Blind Auditions are filmed over the course of a week, but during filming producers don't know which singers will end up in the episodes after the editing process. It means that all of the coaches need to wear the same clothes throughout for continuity reasons, so they are not in and out of different outfits throughout one episode.
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The Voice UK panellists Jennifer Hudson, Sir Tom Jones and Gavin Rossdale
The Voice is currently enjoying its first season over on ITV, having moved over from the BBC. The change brought with it new judges Jennifer and Gavin, who recently admitted he was shocked to be asked. "I thought I was being Punk'd!” the Bush frontman told the Guardian. Gavin – father of model Daisy Lowe – might not have been an obvious choice for the show. While he has sold almost 20 million albums and won over the US music industry, he hasn't seen the same level of success on home soil.
Indeed, every Saturday night, Twitter is abuzz with viewers asking who Gavin is – and he has the best response. Speaking to the Radio Times about the sudden social media interest he's experienced this year, Gavin, 51, said: "All I wanted to tweet back was 'Who are you? Who is anyone?' We all are nobody. Why was I guilty? I just made records and I wasn't [pretending to be] in a band that had the kind of prestige of Radiohead."
Musician Gavin has admitted he was shocked to be asked to join the ITV show
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He continued: "'Oh, sorry you never made it in England, but you made it in America'… It's been written about me for 20 years. Every time I've ever read anything about me, that's all it is," the London-born guitarist said. "I'm not trying to be Justin Timberlake," he continued. "So why am I being criticised because I'm not on Radio 1, who don't want to play my records? It's not my fault. When did I ever make a statement that I should be known and that I had made this concerted effort to be a pop star that everyone knew. I never was that guy. But I'm still making the records – and come to my shows: they're packed."