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Blake Shelton will leave The Voice after the 23rd season, and one member of One Direction will become a new coach.

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In his acceptance speech for winning Coach of the Year, Blake Shelton said thank you to the judges, contestants, fans, and everyone who worked behind-the-scenes on the hell of a ride he and the Voice has taken.

Blake Shelton has announced his departure from The Voice, with Season 23 being his last stint as coach on the popular music reality series. Additionally, Kelly Clarkson will return for The Voice Season 23 – scheduled to premiere in Spring 2023 – joined by One Direction’s Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper.

On Instagram, Blake Shelton made a heartfelt statement about leaving The Voice, thanking coaches, contestants, fans and the production team over the course of 12 seasons. The Voice can also be credited for the blossoming of Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s love story, which culminated in a successful marriage. Blake also made sure to mention his darling wife in his touching statement: “I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson and every single one my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani!”

Blake Shelton’s statement on leaving The Voice can be found below:
Blake Shelton’s statement reads: “I’ve been wrestling with this for a while and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after next season. This show has changed my life in every way for the better and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people, you are the best. It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week. I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson and every single one [of] my fellow coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani! 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 and a special thanks to those who chose me to be their coach. Lastly, it’s about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these artists, us coaches and everyone at The Voice who are chasing their dreams. It would not happen without you!”

Taking to the comments section, Gwen Stefani shared the following messages for her husband: “i am so happy when i see how much joy your talent brings to so many people. I am so lucky to be a part of your life journey.”

TV: It has been announced that new coaches will be joining this season.

Right now, Blake Shelton is busy coaching The Voice’s 22nd season while Season 23 will be his final run as a coach. With Kelly Clarkson returning and Chance the Rapper fresh to the series, Directioners are particularly excited to have Niall Horan joining in Season 23 of The Voice, especially with how he has prior experience in reality music series – as a contestant on The X Factor alongside his 1D mates Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik. Say it a few times and you’ll start to feel really worn out.

Taking to Instagram, all four The Voice Season 23 coaches posted a peace sign emoji with a heart under it, while tagging another coach. Eventually, The Voice’s official Instagram page posted four peace emojis with hearts under them, tagging the four coaches and revealing the exciting news.

You can watch the singer, Niall Horan, perform The Voice Season 23 reveal in the clip below

In a statement, via Variety, Niall Horan shared his excitement over being a coach on The Voice: ‘I’m excited to be joining this season of The Voice as a coach. I’m looking forward to meeting and mentoring the new crop of talent while we battle it out with the other teams.’ On the other hand, Chance the Rapper shared, ‘I’m thrilled to join The Voice as a coach for the next season. I’m excited to help other artists get to the next level and make the most of this life-changing experience. Get ready for #teamchance.’

The Voice will definitely miss Blake Shelton!

As for Blake Shelton, the nine-time Grammy-nominated musician has been the most successful coach on The Voice. With eight wins under his belt, Cam Anthony was the most recent to win for Team Blake. The Voice Season 22 (which is in progress) sees Shelton coach alongside Gwen Stefani, John Legend, and newbie Camila Cabello. Previous famous coaches on The Voice include Adam Levine (dear friend to Shelton and many fans of the show), Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Ariana Grande, and Nick Jonas, amongst many others.

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