The Capital Breakfast show's first guest of 2015 was the incredible will.i.am who joined Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon live in the studio this morning.
Will discussed Black Eyed Peas new music, Rita Ora on The Voice and The Voice vs. The X Factor.
Best bits are all below.
will.i.am talks new music with Black Eyed Peas
I can't give too much detail, but the PEAbodies, there's a bunch of PEAbodies out there that we've been Tweeting back and forth for the past couple of days, on the excitement of 20 years of the Black Eyed Peas. We're gonna have new music, we'll have a bunch of new experiences, I don't wanna call them albums. We'll have experiences and a bunch of stuff to get the PEAbodies, and the folks that supported us, that got us to this point, all the support the love, the encouragement and listening to and sharing our music. We'll make music for them, and just reflect on the initial dream we had in June 1995.
Rita Ora on The Voice
My gut before we did the show, I was like 'woah', I knew Rita was gonna be great, but I didn't think she was gonna be this great. Everyone in the UK is gonna get to know the Rita that I've known for a real long time. She's sweet, she's spunkily, she's edgy, she's vibrant, she's fiery, she's a sweetheart.
The Voice vs. The X Factor
I think The X Factor is needed, I think you need both of them. In the UK you need The Voice, you need X Factor. I can't say that it's better. I like doing The Voice, I like the format. But I also like what the X Factor has to offer too. I'm just being a transparent and honest person. I think The Voice is better because, I like the format, I like the memories that I've had there, I like how nice we are to the contestants, but you do need both!