Ricky Wilson hasn't been confirmed for The Voice return

Ricky Wilson has yet to sit down with producers to discuss his return to 'The Voice' following fellow mentor Kylie Minogue's departure


This article is from 2014.

Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson hasn't been approached about doing 'The Voice' again.

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman admits he has yet to receive a phone call from BBC bosses about reprising his judging role on the singing competition since his fellow mentor Kylie Minogue confirmed she won't be returning for another series.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I haven't been asked yet, for a start. People keep telling me rumours of who might join the panel and I'm not sure there'd be a space for me. It would definitely depend on the coaches."

Should Ricky return to the show, he would find it tough without the support of Kylie - who has quit to concentrate on her music career - and long-standing judges Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am.

He said: "It would be weird doing it without Kylie. She helped get me over the edge. Kylie, Tom Jones and will.i.am were a huge part of the experience. If I do it again I will definitely miss her. I'm due to have lunch with 'The Voice' bosses at some point."

The 'I Predict a Riot' hitmaker is returning to the stage with the Kaiser Chiefs in February 2015 and says he understands why Kylie felt the need to prioritise her tour.

Ricky said: "Touring for us is different - my preparation is a couple of beers, then I run on. There are less costume changes at a Kaiser Chiefs gig than a Kylie one. And a hell of a lot less feather boas!"

This article is from 2014.

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