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Rachel Stevens, Una Foden join 'The Voice of Ireland'

2014-10-06
rachel and unaRachel Stevens and Una Foden have been confirmed as coaches for the new series of The Voice of Ireland. The Saturdays singer and former S Club 7 star will join Westlife's Kian Egan and singer Niall Breslin on the panel for the Irish version of the singing competition. Foden - who is currently expecting her second child with rugby player Ben Foden - said: "I'm delighted to be a part of the fantastic team behind The Voice of Ireland, I love the show and I can't wait to sit in that chair. "I know the talent that Ireland has to offer so that button is going to see a lot of action. I'm excited to be working with Bressie, Kian and Rachel but it will be me who finds this year's winner!" Negotiate With Love singer Stevens added that she was looking forward to her new role, which begins when the show starts filming next week. "I'm sure it will be great fun, but most of all I'm looking forward to listening to the great vocal talent that Ireland has to offer each week and to securing a team of people who have excited me enough to make me push that button for them," she said. "When I turn my chair, it will be for someone really special who gets under my skin and I truly believe has what it takes to make it to the final." The Voice of Ireland returns for a fourth series in January 2015. Related stories: Rita Ora replaces Kylie Minogue on The Voice Gwen Stefani replaces Christina Aguilera on The Voice USA