Boy George shocks audiences during filming of The Voice by saying he's 'slept with singer Prince'... and causes such a frenzy that filming is forced to stop

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Published: 20:20 EST, 29 October 2015 | Updated: 21:19 EST, 29 October 2015

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He's only been on the show for a couple of months, but he's already courting controversy.

The Voice coach Boy George, 54, brought the show's production to a halt recently when he said he'd slept with singer Prince, 57.

The newcomer made the shocking claim during the show's live audition stage in front of a studio audience.

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Show-stopper: The Voice coach Boy George, 54, brought the show's production to a halt recently when he said he'd slept with singer Prince, 57
Allegation: The newcomer made the shocking claim during the show's live audition stage in front of a studio audience

Show-stopper: The Voice coach Boy George, 54, brought the show's production to a halt recently when he said he'd slept with singer Prince, 57

A source told The Sun that it 'sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming.' 

Sitting on the judging panel alongside Will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, the foursome boasted about who they'd collaborated with.

London-born singer/songwriter Boy George enthused: 'I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.'

Competition: Sitting on the judging panel alongside Will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, the foursome boasted about who they'd collaborated with

Competition: Sitting on the judging panel alongside Will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, the foursome boasted about who they'd collaborated with

Paloma hit back: 'Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince.'

To which George reportedly replied: 'Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.'

A production source told the newspaper that the crew couldn't believe what they had heard and the crowd went 'absolutely wild.'

They added that the other judges, especially Will.i.am, thought it was brilliant and kept on high-fiving him. 

The source said: 'Production staff had to come up on stage and speak to them. 

'After that, Boy George started backtracking saying he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that in reality, he just had his poster on his wall.

Fight: Paloma hit back: 'Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince' to which George reportedly replied: 'Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince'

Fight: Paloma hit back: 'Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince' to which George reportedly replied: 'Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince'

'But as far as the crowd were concerned the cat was already out of the bag.'

The eccentric hit-maker was confirmed as the replacement coach for Tom Jones - who'd been on the show since its first series in 2012 - in August.

Speaking about his new role when the 2016 line-up was announced, Boy George said: 'I'm thrilled and excited to be a coach on The Voice UK. 

'I'm a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one.'

But it wasn't all plain-sailing as Tom, 72, hit out at BBC bosses at the time for the way in which he was ditched 'without consultation'.

The fifth series of The Voice starts in Jan 2016 BBC One.

Moving on: The eccentric hit-maker was confirmed as the replacement coach for Tom Jones - who'd been on the show since its first series in 2012 - in August

Moving on: The eccentric hit-maker was confirmed as the replacement coach for Tom Jones - who'd been on the show since its first series in 2012 - in August

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