The Culture Club star is set to join the panel of Britain's The Voice, which returns to U.K. TV screens early next year (16), and the singer has revealed he wants to turn talent-spotting into a full-time job.

He admits running his own record label is his ultimate goal and he hopes The Voice will give him the experience he needs.

"This is the first time I've done it (joined a TV talent show) so I don't know what the outcome will be, but I've got 12 really good singers on my team - I've got a couple of guys and it's: 'Oh my God, these are great'.

"I haven't started the record label yet but it's certainly something I want to do - manage other people, work with other people."

Boy George was brought in to replace Tom Jones, who was recently booted from the panel of The Voice ahead of the 2016 season.

Tom criticised TV bosses for axing him without warning, admitting he was initially angry with the BBC, the network behind the show, saying, "I enjoyed it, but if they don't want me any more, they can go f**k themselves."

However, Tom has since insisted he is still on good terms with BBC chiefs, and instead blames bosses of the production company which creates The Voice.

"I don't hold the BBC responsible - it was the people running The Voice," he told "I'm still a BBC fan... All that other bulls**t they do on there (The Voice) is not my (thing). They used that as an excuse. They said, 'We don't think you'll like the way the show is going anyway'."

The upcoming fifth season, which is due to air in January (16), also features returning judges and Ricky Wilson, as well as another new addition, singer Paloma Faith.