Blake Shelton announces he's leaving 'The Voice' after 23 seasons

Publish Date
Friday, 14 October 2022, 5:29PM

After 23 seasons on the popular singing competition show, Blake Shelton has announced the next season of The Voice will be his last.

The country singer - who is the last of the original panel of judges - announced yesterday he will depart the long-running series.

"This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me," the 46-year-old said in a statement.

"I have to give a huge shoutout to the singers — the 'Voices,’ who come on this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent," Shelton said, adding "a special thanks to those who chose me to be their coach."

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He has also coached the most winning contestants on the show.

When it premiered in 2011, Shelton was joined in the big red chairs by Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green.

Celebrity judges like Pharrell, Shakira and Miley Cyrus rotated in and out for subsequent seasons, but Shelton had been the constant (Levine had the second-longest tenure, with 16 seasons ).

The show is also where Shelton met his wife, Gwen Stefani. 

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