Olly Murs has revealed one of the judges has even more confidence after losing some weight – meaning they’re now playing "mind games" with the others.
The singer joined the judging panel along with Jennifer Hudson, and have crated a fab foursome with will.I.Am and Sir Tom Jones, as they battle to get the best singers on their team and bring them through the Blinds, Battles and the live show.
But for Olly, one judge in particular seems to have grown cockier over the series, partly because their weight loss has boosted their confidence.
But who could this be? It’s only will.I.Am!
Olly said: "Will was mind gaming me and trying to get in my head and flexing his muscles. We all know he’s lost weight and he was flexing his pecs a bit! That’s what it’s all about.
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"It’s great that we have that banter with each other. There’s no malice, it’s just fun and friendly competition. And we’ve both got great teams."
For Olly, it’s like the judges have become a big happy family, and they’re getting to grips with the new format.
He continued: "I feel more comfortable. I feel the coaches have got to know me more. I feel they get my banter or sense of humour. They sort of understand what contestants I will go with.
"I feel like I’ve made the chair my own and I think they respect me and have got to know me which is great. Last year was a learning experience for all of us getting to know each other but I think we’re much more comfortable this year and we’re a real family. I think that’s going to really come across when people watch the show. We all genuinely get on.
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"I think there’s a real bond between us. We don’t all hang out and go drinking and clubbing together but when we’re together as a four piece in those chairs there’s just something really special between us which I think the fans of the show see."
Olly also admitted who has acted as a mentor to him throughout his career – Robbie Williams.
He added: "Robbie Williams was that person for me and he still is now. He’s now one of my mates but certainly someone I look up to and appreciate and respect.
"He was there for me from day one. He mentored me for the first couple of years really, any questions I had. And when I went on tour with him in 2013 it was exceptional.
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"We had a great tour together, it was amazing so that was really special."
The Voice comes back to ITV on January 5 at 8pm.
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