will.i.am has "stopped worrying" about winning when he mentors on ‘The Voice Kids’.

will i am doesn't worry about winning on 'The Voice Kids'

will i am doesn't worry about winning on 'The Voice Kids'

The Black Eyed Peas star - who has been a mentor on 'The Voice’ since 2012 - would love to taste success on the show, but insists it is more important to focus on the "long-term outcome" for his young contestants.

He said: “I stopped worrying about that part of the show. I’ve been doing the show for so long now that if I only focus on winning then I’m doing a disservice to the contestants because there’s more to learn on your journey than winning.

"There’s so many other skills to instil, like tenacity and confidence, regardless of the immediate outcome because there’s always a long-term outcome that you want to prepare for.

"My team is very diverse this year, as always. Super eclectic. There’s so much variety. I am super confident but at the same time super sad that I’ll have to lose three from my four.”

The 46-year-old star will be joined on the panel alongside reigning champion Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Spice Girl Melanie C.

Speaking about the Christmas Special, will added: “It makes you realise that we should have been doing 'The Voice Kids' around Christmas all the time.

"This show is super important in 2021 and it was for the adult 'Voice' too. For a long time so many festivals were cancelled and concerts cancelled but 'The Voice' and 'The Voice Kids' were on.

"It’s great for the adults, it’s great for the kids, it’s great for the people at home to see live music. It’s great for the music lovers and music makers.”

‘The Voice Kids’ starts December 27th at 7.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.