Boy George set to judge The Voice Australia

Boy George is to feature as a judge on The Voice Australia.

According to the country’s Nine Network, he will be joined by fellow British musician Seal, as well as Australian singer and former Neighbours star Delta Goodrem.

The 55-year-old is already familiar with the singing competition’s set-up, appearing as a coach alongside Will.i.am and Paloma Faith in season five of the UK show.

Speaking on Australian television on Wednesday, he said: “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 show’s fourth judge for the 2017 series is yet to be revealed.

George is touring in the country with his 1980s band Culture Club.

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