WITHAM superstar Olly Murs has been announced as the latest recruit to The Voice coaching panel.

Olly, who made the X Factor final in 2009, will join will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson in the line up.

The top ITV talent show is due to return to screens next year.

Olly, who has notched up four UK No 1 albums and four No 1 singles, will climb into his red chair for the first time this weekend when the blind auditions kick off in Salford.

The Heart Skips a Beat and Troublemaker singer said: “I'm absolutely buzzing about being a coach on The Voice UK and can't wait to sit in the big red chair alongside will, Jennifer and Tom.

"I'm excited to mentor new artists and without doubt, I'm in it to WIN!"

This year’s winner will again scoop a recording contract with music giants Polydor, home to global stars Take That and Ellie Goulding as well as the UK’s biggest breakthrough artists including The 1975 and Years & Years.

Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment, ITV, said: “It's fantastic to finally reveal the coaching line up for the new series of The Voice UK; returning champion and THE voice Miss Jennifer Hudson, the legend that is Sir Tom Jones and the one and only will.i.am.

“And this year we welcome Olly Murs, a pop star at the top of his game who I know will bring his incredible energy, charm and personality. The panel really has got it in bucket loads and I can't wait to see what happens next."