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Ricky Wilson confirms he'll 'bow out gracefully' after next series of The Voice

Emer Nolan

Published 13/11/2015 | 11:37

The Voice coaches Ricky Wilson, Paloma Faith, Boy George,
The Voice coaches Ricky Wilson, Paloma Faith, Boy George,

It looks like the upcoming series is going to be Ricky Wilson's last spin on The Voice.

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Following the announcement that the music talent show has been 'poached' from the BBC, coach Ricky (of Kaiser Chiefs fame) has decided to "bow out gracefully".

Ricky has been a coach on the show for two years and announced, "This is my last one anyway, yeah.  I was going to bow out gracefully".

It's the latest change in a show which recently saw Tom Jones axed and replaced by Boy George.  Ricky openly agreed with the BBC's decision to axe the veteran singer, saying Boy George would make the show more "thrilling".

As Rita Ora abandoned the show in favour of The X Factor, Paloma Faith was drafted in as a replacement.

Ricky has also taken a stance on the  expected move from the BBC to ITV saying he thinks the argument surrounding the bidding war is “nonsense because you should always be competing, as that is the only way things get better".

Although this is his last season on the voice Ricky's TV career is far from over. It has been revealed that he will be fronting Sky One's new series 'Bring The Noise'.

Speaking about the show he called it, "pure solid gold entertainment" and stated that "there is something so important about entertainment. It is equal to education.”

He describes it as “d***ing about for an hour.”

The Voice UK airs January 2016 for the last time on BBC One, with judges Paloma Faith,, Wilson and Boy George but the question everyone is asking is, what are ITV going to do the show?

Is this the end of The Voice as we know it? Or will it replace The X Factor?  We'll have to wait until 2017 to find out...

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