Tom Jones has confirmed that himself and the other Voice judges will return for a second series in 2013.

“The BBC has already asked me to come back for the next series and I’ve said yes,” according to The Mirror. “We have already begun discussions.

“They are ongoing but I would very much like to do it again. They’re happy with the judges (sic) as we are, and it looks like all of us will be back, even will.”

In other The Voice news, the contestants of 2012’s show are preparing a UK tour this September; it is currently unknown which contentants will be touring, although reports confirm that the winner and seven other contestants will be there.

“You’ve watched them in the blind auditions, seen them sing their hearts out in the battles, supported them, tweeted them, now it’s your chance to see for yourself the singer who is eventually crowned champion of the show and the seven fellow finalists – a group of the most talented singers in the UK, live on stage,” says a tour press release.

September 12 – Bournemouth, International Centre
September 13 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
September 15 – London, O2 Arena
September 17 – Brighton, Brighton Centre
September 19 – Birmingham, LG Arena
September 21 – Glasgow, SECC Arena
September 22 – Aberdeen, AECC
September 23 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
September 25 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
September 26 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
September 27 – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena