Ricky Wilson says he was “furious” not to be a coach on The Voice UK

The musician says he would love to re-join the line-up of the show after losing his spinning chair when the show moved from the BBC to ITV


Ricky Wilson has admitted that he was “furious” not to be a part of The Voice UK’s coaching line-up last year.


The Kaiser Chiefs frontman was a coach for three series of the show when it was on the BBC, but was replaced by Gavin Rossdale when the talent show made the move to ITV.

“There’s a lot of rumours that I’m going to go back to The Voice and to be honest I’ve started every single one of those rumours,” he said on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

“I loved it. I was furious last year when I wasn’t on it. It’s fun and it’s TV and I really enjoy it and I’d love to do something like that again – or that. That’s why I’m here today,” he added. “I’m in ITV putting Post-it notes on people’s desks!”

will.i.am is the only coach to have starred in all five series of The Voice UK, whilst Sir Tom Jones was dropped by the BBC for the fourth series and brought back by ITV for series five.

So far, it hasn’t been confirmed whether the most recent line-up of Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale will all return for the sixth series of the show.


During his three years on the show, Ricky actually won twice with Stevie McCrorie and Kevin Simm.