Who is Sir Tom Jones? 5 incredible facts about the pop legend and Voice UK judge

The music legend is back for another season of the ITV show and is also heading back out on tour in 2018.

Many a talented Voice contestant has been stunned to silence simply by being in the presence of Sir Tom Jones, singing legend and a regular fixture on the singing competition’s coaching panel.

Whichever artist’s song the auditionees choose to cover, Sir Tom will have an amazing tale about being their best mate – his history of collaborations reads like a Who’s Who of musical greats.

How much do you know about the Welsh singer? Read on to find out some fascinating facts about Sir Tom.

1. The real Tom Jones


Sir Tom may have a classically Welsh surname, but he was actually born Thomas John Woodward.

The first time his manager Gordon Mills heard him sing, he convinced the young musician to use his mother’s maiden name, Jones, instead.

Recalling a night he’d drunk too much and was bragging to his wife’s friends about his luxurious home, Sir Tom said that Linda had told him: “You don’t really think you’re Tom Jones do you? I married Tommy Woodward, that’s who I married.”

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