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File photo dated 11/03/13 of (left to right) The Voice coaches Danny O'Donoghue, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and will.i.am. The singing contest  has been commissioned for a third series. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 26, 2013. The first series of the BBC1 show achieved average audience figures of 9.2 million making it the corporation's most successful entertainment launch for a decade. The current series is also drawing in plenty of viewers, with an average of 8.5 million per episode. See PA story SHOWBIZ Voice Series. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

File photo dated 11/03/13 of (left to right) The Voice coaches Danny O'Donoghue, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and will.i.am. The singing contest has been commissioned for a third series. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 26, 2013. The first series of the BBC1 show achieved average audience figures of 9.2 million making it the corporation's most successful entertainment launch for a decade. The current series is also drawing in plenty of viewers, with an average of 8.5 million per episode. See PA story SHOWBIZ Voice Series. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

File photo dated 11/03/13 of (left to right) The Voice coaches Danny O'Donoghue, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and will.i.am. The singing contest has been commissioned for a third series. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 26, 2013. The first series of the BBC1 show achieved average audience figures of 9.2 million making it the corporation's most successful entertainment launch for a decade. The current series is also drawing in plenty of viewers, with an average of 8.5 million per episode. See PA story SHOWBIZ Voice Series. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Chart veteran Engelbert Humperdinck is trying to persuade The Voice coach Tom Jones (above) to record a duet with him for the first time.

He wants to team up with his fellow hitmaker to work on a tribute to the late manager who kickstarted both their careers.

Gordon Mills worked with both stars in their early days, changing their names to the ones under which they found fame.

Mills – also a songwriter – died from cancer in 1986 at the age of 51.

Humperdinck (inset), whose 1960s hits included The Last Waltz and Release Me, sent his plea to Tom via Twitter.

The 77-year-old said: "Hey Tom, I think we should put our differences aside and record a duet in honour of Gordon Mills. What do you think?"

Humperdinck has still to receive a response from his fellow ageing heart-throb.

He said yesterday: "Tom WTF haven't you answered my Tweet from last week? I miss you mate."

hnews@herald.ie


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