Fri 12 Jan 2018, 11:33
Don't miss Jennifer Hudson as a coach on The Voice UK.
From talent show contestant to talent show coach, it's come full circle for Jennifer Hudson who you can see on The Voice UK (Sundays at 18:00 on ITV Choice and streaming on DStv Now).
No stranger to The Voice, Hudson participated in the US version of the talent competition show too as a coach and we're quite keen to see her take on the talent across the ocean in the UK.
Jennifer Hudson gave a special shout out to South African viewers of The Voice UK, watch the video below to see what she has to say:
We can't wait to see JHud on our screens - here are a few things you may not know about the multi-award winning singer and actress.
- With her start on American Idol in 2004, you may have forgotten that Jen actually left during the Top 7! Yes guys, she didn't win - which people can be forgiven for thinking she did. Fast forward to 2018 and she's a coach on one of the most popular music reality competition shows - oh how it all comes full circle.
- Jen has won a number of awards but some of the most prestiguous include an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award for her role in Dreamgirls. Performing is what Jen does best and it's great to see her recognised! For more awards show news and happenings check out our playlist.
- Her talent breaks records too - she's the first African-American singer to grace the cover of Vogue! Her March 2007 cover also resulted in her becoming the third African-American celebrity to have their own Vogue cover.
- Jennifer was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States and has her own specially recognised day! Chicago Mayor Richard Daley officially announced 6 March as Jennifer Hudson Day - how incredible!
See Jennifer Hudson as a coach on The Voice UK every Sunday at 18:00 on ITV Choice and streaming on DStv Now.