Will Young is apparently being lined up to join the judging panel of new BBC talent contest The Voice UK.

Programme bosses - who are said to have ruled out Kylie Minogue because her appearance fee was too high - are weighing up whether Pop Idol winner Will should join Jessie J as a mentor on the show, The Sun reports.

Other names being linked to the series, which is being seen as the BBC's answer to The X Factor, include Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am and Welsh crooner Tom Jones.

A source told the newspaper: "Will is seen as a middling star who would fit around other people."

The hit US version of The Voice featured Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green as coaches.