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The Voice: Blake Shelton announces his departure after season 23

The voice Season 23 marks the end of an era: Blake Shelton has announced that he will be leaving his big red chair behind after the season ends. As long-time fans of the singing competition know, Shelton was a mainstay from the start and quickly became a popular coach. Here’s what the country music star said about his exit and what his final season will bring.

Shelton was among the very first coaches The voice when it debuted in 2011. He appeared alongside Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Christina Aguilera in the first season and became the longest-serving coach after Levine left in 2019.

Shelton didn’t have high hopes The voice‘s longevity, but the show proved life-changing for him in more ways than one. He has now coached eight artists to victory. In addition to helping hundreds of artists hone their sound, Shelton met his now-wife, Gwen Stefani, on set.

Many fans have tuned in week after week to hear Shelton’s witty jokes and see his signature cue when he wants an artist to choose him as their coach. The “God’s Country” singer made the show all the funnier by starting friendly feuds with fellow coaches. His departure will undoubtedly break the heart of some viewers.

Shelton took to Twitter shortly before The voice The latest episode of season 22 to break the news that he is leaving. In his statement, he said he had been wrestling with the decision to leave for some time.

“This show has changed my life for the better in every way and will always make me feel at home,” he wrote. “It’s been an amazing ride over these 12 years of chair rotations and I want to thank everyone The voice from NBC, all the producers, the writers, the musicians, the crew and the catering guys, you are the best. It takes a lot of work, passion and adult drinks (Ha!) to put together a live show twice a week.”

Shelton also thanked his fellow coaches, the artists and the fans. He added:

The voice Season 23 is scheduled to air sometime next spring. NBC has already announced the coaching line-up, including Shelton; and the return of Kelly Clarkson, who has taken time off this season to spend time with her family. Additionally, newcomer coaches Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper will join the panel.

Unfortunately, Blake Shelton has not yet given an exact reason for the departure The voice. His departure doesn’t come as a surprise, however. Many people have been predicting for months that he would be the next coach to leave The voice. Additionally, he wasn’t shy about mentioning his desire to take a step back, possibly even retiring from music. Last March, he said Hoda Kotb up today that he wanted to lead a “simpler life” with his Stefani.

“I mean, [Gwen and I have] they’ve both pretty much pushed it to the limit in terms of our careers and touring and now the TV thing,” he said. “It was fortunate to achieve many things. But hopefully we’ll get a chance to live a little at some point.”

Luckily, Shelton’s final day will be a long time yet The voice arrives For now, fans can continue to see him working on his coaching magic alongside Camila Cabello, John Legend and Stefani The voice season 22

New episodes of The voice airs every Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC, with streaming the next day on Peacock.

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