Mary J Blige is in talks to star in new BBC singing show The Voice UK.

The 40-year-old could join Jessie J and other possible judges including Tom Jones when the series hits the screens early next year.

R&B star Mary said: “I have been approached and we have been in discussions. I’m not sure if I’m doing it right now.”

The BBC is hoping to get stars for the show with long careers in the business. Mary has had eight multi-platinum albums and nine Grammy awards – meaning she fits the bill perfectly.