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Jennifer Hudson is joining the US version of The Voice – but will she stay on the UK show?

Never leave us, J-Hud!

Published: Thursday, 11th May 2017 at 11:30 am

Jennifer Hudson, singing superstar and queen of sass, will be a coach on the next series of The Voice – the US version.


She’ll be joining Miley Cyrus and regulars Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the chair-spinning music competition.

But does that mean the fan favourite will be leaving UK screens for the States? Hopefully not: a Voice UK insider said they were expecting J-Hud to remain on the UK show too in 2018, telling, “The intention is for Jennifer to return to The Voice UK next series”.

Plus, in April, J-Hud told us she was keen to reprise her coaching role on the show: “I would love to. It’s so fun to me. I feel like it’s almost like a hobby," she said. "I love it that much it doesn’t feel like work”.

And there’s a good reason to make a comeback: Hudson tutored contestant Mo Adeniran to victory last series, making her the first female judge to win the show. Could she do it again?

Hudson is not the only coach looking for another spin in the chairs, with all the current coaches saying they’d return for series seven. said, “I would do that... if Tom [Jones] does it,” with the Welsh legend replying “As long as will does it, I’ll do it”.

Gavin Rossdale also echoed the camaraderie, saying he’s "only coming back if Emma [Willis] comes back. Otherwise, forget it!” And Willis herself said she'd "always love to come back".


So if you liked the last series of the show: good news, all the coaches want to give us more of the same. Yes, please!


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