For­get the artists – the coaches are lead­ing the drama this year!

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Reality Update -


He’s ru­moured to be one of the big­gest di­vas on the set of The

Voice, with sources telling us he makes “ma­jor de­mands” be­hind the scenes and has to be reined in by his agents.

Now spec­u­la­tion is rife Boy Ge­orge might be ready to quit the Aussie fran­chise and jump ship – to the US! Re­spond­ing to a fan about whether he had plans to join the US panel – which cur­rently in­cludes Kelly Clark­son, Adam Levine and Ali­cia Keys – he wrote “Yes. #Next”. And while Boy Ge­orge proved to be a hit with view­ers last year, his lack of in­ter­est in the Aussie show hasn’t ex­actly gone un­no­ticed with pro­duc­tion.

“Boy Ge­orge seemed to­tally bored and un­in­ter­ested dur­ing the Blind Au­di­tions,” a source tells Wo­man’s Day. “Delta and Kelly would walk off with the artists and con­grat­u­late them, but he’d just sit there.”

His re­la­tion­ship with Kelly ap­pears to be strained, too. This week the two stars butt heads af­ter she refers to him as “a man in a f***ing hat”. “I’m an icon in a f***ing hat!” ex­claims Ge­orge, 56.


She’s the bold, fear­less and ta­lented star who topped the charts with her band Destiny’s Child – but Kelly Row­land, 37, has had to over­come plenty of ob­sta­cles in the face of suc­cess as a black wo­man.

Ear­lier this year, the mum-ofone – who is a strong ad­vo­cate in the fight against racism – re­vealed she dealt with deroga­tory com­ments as a lit­tle girl. “I re­mem­ber get­ting the ‘you’re pretty for a black girl’ state­ment,” she said on In­sta­gram in Jan­uary.

In 2009, Kelly per­formed at the Love Mu­sic Hate Racism Fes­ti­val in the UK. In 2011, she re­vealed her thoughts on in­ter­ra­cial dat­ing, say­ing she liked “a black guy just as much as I love a white guy”.

Then, in 2015, she ad­mit­ted the thought of rais­ing her son Ti­tan – a black male – caused her to have a “mild panic at­tack”.

“I re­mem­ber be­ing preg­nant and I re­mem­ber, of course, find­ing out that it was a boy… I had a lit­tle anx­i­ety at­tack be­cause I was like, I have to raise a great man, and he has to know his iden­tity,” she says.


It looks like the ex­cite­ment of liv­ing Down Un­der has had quite the ef­fect on Joe Jonas – to the point pro­duc­ers have had to step in and ask him to curb his par­ty­ing!

“Joe’s al­ways been known to love a good party but he was go­ing at it hard dur­ing film­ing, which un­sur­pris­ingly didn’t go down too well with the pro­duc­ers,” re­veals a source, ad­ding Joe was ad­vised in no un­cer­tain terms to be­have him­self.

Joe, 28, has been get­ting a hard time else­where, too. A fan says she was dis­ap­pointed about how dis­en­gaged he was. “When the cam­era wasn’t rolling he wouldn’t even look at the au­di­ence or ac­knowl­edge fans. He didn’t take his eyes off his phone.”


Her ra­di­ant smile and bubbly per­son­al­ity are ever present, so in­sid­ers were shocked to see Delta Goodrem near tears dur­ing a re­cent record­ing ses­sion of The Voice.

“I’ve never seen Delta like that be­fore – she looked so up­set and had tears in her eyes,” says our source.

Now in­sid­ers are telling us Delta is feel­ing the pres­sure of her “brotherly” re­la­tion­ship with fel­low coach Joe.

“Delta has heard through the grapevine Joe’s fi­ancee So­phie [Turner] is less than im­pressed with them get­ting so close,” our in­sider tells.

“Delta has no ro­man­tic feel­ings for Joe – she dated his brother Nick – but she can’t help wor­ry­ing it might ruin their re­la­tion­ship.”

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