will.i.am to sign The Voice UK Kids act to his label
will.i.am agreed to do 'The Voice UK Kids' - as long as he could sign one of the acts to his label.
The Black Eyed Peas singer is said to be hopeful to find the next Justin Bieber on the new children's version of the swinging chair show, which moves over to ITV later this year.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Will is really invested in the kids' version of the show and thinks it has huge potential.
"It was a big factor in him re-signing and coming over to ITV.
"He loves the idea of getting involved with his favourite act after the series finishes and really thinks he can find the next Justin Bieber."
As for the main show, the 41-year-old star recently confirmed he will reclaim his red chair on the talent competition and Sir Tom Jones is also being lined up for a return.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson and Kylie Minogue could be set to take the fourth spot on the panel.
Bosses of the singing show are keen to pull out all the stops to ensure the forthcoming sixth series goes off with a bang by getting the 34-year-old singer and the pop princess on board.
A source previously said: "Jennifer is huge in America, where she's won an Oscar and an Emmy. The offer has gone out and everyone's very excited at the thought of getting her. We all know Kylie loves her spinning around and it would be just brilliant to have her back. She knows how the show works and is an international star."
Jennifer should certainly have no trouble fitting into the role as she is no stranger to reality TV show after coming seventh on 'American Idol' 12 years ago.
And Kylie, 47, previously sat on the panel for the third series but will probably need a little more persuasion to reclaim her seat as she has since branded it "dark and icy cold" in comparison to the Australian version of the show.
Auditions are expected to take place later this year.