Ricky Wilson to stay as a coach on The Voice when it moves from BBC to ITV?

Published Monday, Feb 29 2016, 19:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Does Ricky Wilson want to remain as a coach on The Voice UK once it moves to ITV?

In November, Ricky said he wouldn't be returning to the show once it jumps broadcasters from BBC to ITV.

The Voice UK blind auditions - Ricky Wilson.
23 January 2016.


The Kaiser Chiefs frontman, who joined the show in 2013, said he wanted to "bow out gracefully", explaining: "This is my last one anyway. I was going to bow out gracefully. I don't think ITV would want me. They would want to have a totally new show."

Now, however, it looks like Ricky may have done a U-turn.

He told the Daily Star on Sunday (28 February): "I reserve the right to change my mind. Right now, I'm enjoying this series. You get so emotionally invested in people. That's what it becomes all about."

Does this mean Ricky wants to stay on after all?

Ricky is currently a coach on the fifth series alongside Paloma Faith, Boy George and will.i.am. This is the final series to air on BBC One and 2017 will see the show at its new home on ITV in a three-year deal, which includes a spin-off show on ITV2 and a two-series contract for The Voice Kids.

Meanwhile, The Voice co-hosts Emma Willis and Marvin Humes recently said their future on the show was uncertain

"We know nothing," said Emma on Alan Carr's Chatty Man. "We don't know if we've still got jobs. Anything can happen can't it? Shows go to new channels and people like to make changes so you just haven't got a clue."

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