THE SCRIPT front man Danny O’Donoghue is set to earn whopping £100,000 (€120,000) for his role as mentor on the BBC’s version of ‘The Voice’.
However despite the huge amount, the Dublin native is lowest paid mentor on the panel - Black eyed Peas front man Will.i.am is set to pocket a massive £500,000 (€600,000) for his role, Tom Jones £300,000 (€360,000), with Jessie J’s ‘price tag’ being £200,000 (€240,000).
O’Donoghue said he “wasn’t asked” to do the Irish version of the show when quizzed by Jennifer Maguire on RTE’s Republic of Telly last month. Maguire retorted “It doesn’t matter, we have Bressie anyway.”
RTE’s version of the talent show has been a huge hit with viewers, with mentor Bressie proving to be the eye candy of the series - gaining hoards of new fans. He recently disappointed them however when he said he is determined to remain single, as he is too busy for a relationship.
O’Donoghue looks set to fill the same role with viewers in the UK, with his Irish charm and good looks set to win over audiences.
The UK version of ‘The Voice’ begins on BBC1 at 7 on Saturday, while the Irish version continues on RTE1 at 6.30 on Sunday.