LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: GOAT ‘The Voice’ coach Blake Shelton recently announced that he will be stepping down from his red chair after season 23. The announcement coincided with the reveal that the upcoming season will feature a new group of coaches, including Kelly Clarkson, who returns after a break, and newcomers Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper.
Shelton has served as a judge on “The Voice” since the show launched in 2011, serving as a coach on every episode. He was part of the original cast alongside Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. With eight wins for #TeamBlake, he proudly holds the record for most wins by a coach in the show’s history. His winning competitors include Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sundance Head, Chloe Kohanski, Todd Tilghman and Cam Anthony. But perhaps even more special is that Shelton met his wife, Gwen Stefani, while working on “The Voice,” and they tied the knot in July 2021.
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“It was time”
Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine recently commented on Shelton’s departure from “The Voice.” stars such as Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Nick Jonas joined as coaches. Speaking at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Levine, who has yet to comment on Shelton’s departure, said, “It’s about time!”
Why is Blake Shelton leaving ‘The Voice’?
Blake Shelton decided to leave after season 23 of ‘The Voice’ to take more care of his family, especially in his role as stepfather to Gwen Stefani’s children. He made the decision to move forward and progress in his personal life. Professionally, his horizons seem to be broadening as well, as he works on a variety of exciting projects. Blake has a number of new projects in the works, including the game show “Barmageddon,” which he developed with “The Voice” host Carson Daly. Although he is open to new opportunities, he is in no rush to land a new job.
Shelton will always be “The Voice’s” most popular coach. With his country charm and sparkling wit, he quickly won hearts, and his fans will always remember him for the show’s success.