Can a new mentor win The Voice? Here are our early tips for the show

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Matt Terry may have only just been crowned X Factor 2016 winner, but our attention has already turned to The Voice. With a new line-up in store, we’re preparing ourselves for another incredible series.

So what can we expect from the ITV show? Ladbrokes News talks you through the stats you need to know before picking your winning gender and mentor.

Males dominating in recent years

We’ve seen five series of the hit TV show on our screens so far. And while Leanne Mitchell and Andrea Begley won the first two series, voters have taken to the male acts in the last three shows.

Kevin Simm was crowned champion last time, while Steve McCrorie and Jermaine Jackman won the previous two shows.

So it’s no surprise to see our traders slightly favouring a male winner this year at 4/5. Although punters who reckon the female fortunes could change on this year’s show can get odds of 10/11.

He might be the most entertaining, but will.i.am has it all to do

We’ve already seen nine different mentors take to the famous red chairs in the last five years, and two more will be making their debuts this year.

But one man has been there since the very first episode, and has entertained us tenfold in the last five years.

However, will.i.am has only mentored one winning contestant.

And, rather surprisingly, we’re yet to see a female mentor boast the winning act. That hardly bodes well for Jennifer Hudson this year.

Kaiser Chiefs’ lead singer Ricky Wilson has won the last two series, but he’ll be replaced by Gavin Rossdale this year, which means there’s a 50 per cent chance of seeing a new mentor’s name on the trophy.

Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale are all 13/5 to win this year’s competition.

The Black Eyed Peas star has seen just one of his acts make the final three in the last two years. With that in mind, coupled with the fact that Tom Jones’ only success came back in 2012, it leaves us leaning towards the two newbies.

History favours male mentors, and that’s why we’re tempted by the odds on offer for Gavin Rossdale to be the winning mentor at the first time of asking.

Click here for a full list of The Voice odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.