Biffy Clyro frontman, Simon Neil, has been announced as the new judge for the second series of BBC One talent show, The Voice. The singer will replace Danny O'Donoghue to become the show's first Scottish judge, joining will.i.am, Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones to rate aspiring singers based purely on the quality of their voice. Simon explains:
"It's going to be an amazing adventure judging on The Voice this season. The fact that it's based solely on people's singing capabilities is very healthy and that really appeals to me. I can't wait to get stuck in on the medleys with the other judges. Jessie J has been a huge influence on our band for a long time now and without will.i.am there would be no Biffy Clyro."
The Biffy frontman makes his debut on next week's show, 19.00, Saturday 6 April, BBC 1.
APRIL FOOLS - FROM KERRANG! & SIMON NEIL (Thanks to Simon for giving us the quote himself!).