Ricky is ready to make some noise

Ricky Wilson and his fellow Bring The Noise stars.
Ricky Wilson and his fellow Bring The Noise stars.
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He’s already conquered the charts with Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs.

Now it seems Ricky Wilson might just be aiming to take over the airwaves as well.

He was today confirmed as host of a new music and comedy panel show on Sky 1 called Bring The Noise.

The job follows Ricky’s success as a coach on BBC TV singing competition The Voice.

And it also comes amid speculation that he will be among a number of high-profile DJs announced as part of a rebrand of radio station Xfm.

Joining Ricky on Bring The Noise will be team captains Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah plus regular panellist Katherine Ryan.

Talking about the new programme, Ricky said: “Nicole, Tinie and Katherine are all completely brilliant and ridiculous in equal measure.

“I’m no stranger to music-based TV shows with a competitive element but this is taking music TV to another level.

“Swing by the off licence, phone for a takeaway and settle in with Bring The Noise.”

Due for transmission this autumn and filmed on a set inspired by a concert arena, the eight-part series will also feature what Sky are billing as “unmissable live musical performances from chart-toppers, celebrity guests and comedians”.

Ricky will then be back in January for his third series of The Voice alongside new coaches Boy George and Paloma Faith as well as the returning will.i.am.

The former Leeds College of Art and Design lecturer has been tipped as one of the stars who have signed up for Xfm’s reported reinvention as Radio X.

Other names said to be in the frame for roles at the station include Johnny Vaughan, Richard Bacon and Leeds-born Chris Moyles.