The BBC has moved to play down speculation that Tom Jones is set to leave The Voice.

Reports in The Sun claimed that the Welsh singer has decided to follow fellow coaches Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue and leave the prime-time BBC One talent show.

It claimed that Wall to Wall, the company which produces the show, were in talks with the Jones' representatives in an effort to keep him on the next series. will.i.am has not yet announced if he will stay with the show.

A spokesman for the BBC has said “It is not true that either Tom or will have decided to leave. The line-up is still to be confirmed and we are in ongoing conversations.”

There has been no official word from Jones.