Ricky Wilson questions reason to return to The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 May 2014
Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson

Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson is unsure if he will return to 'The Voice' next series and doesn't what reason he would have to be a coach again

Ricky Wilson doesn't know what the reason would be for him to return to 'The Voice'.

The Kaiser Chiefs singer was one of the four coaches on the last series of the BBC One talent show and proved to be very popular among viewers.

Although he enjoyed his time on the programme, Ricky has touring commitments with his band following the success of their fifth studio album 'Education, Education, Education & War' and he admits one of the motivations for him joining the line-up was to spread the word about his new record, something he no longer needs to do.

Speaking at The 2014 Radio Academy Awards in London, he revealed: "I loved doing 'The Voice', although I didn't enjoy it at the time. It was really hard work but at the same time one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. If you asked me the day before it ended (if I'd come back), I'd be like I don't know, but the day after I kind of missed it a little bit. I don't know if I'll be back at the moment because the first time I did it I had a really strong reason to do it and that was the pride I had in the record. If I did it again, and it comes around in October, November time, I don't know what the reason would be to do it other than that I enjoy it. But that might be the best reason of all. I'll wait to be asked."

Although Ricky has proven himself as a talent show judge on 'The Voice' he isn't sure if he'd want to make the switch to 'The X Factor' and doesn't think he'd be allowed to anyway.

When quizzed on what he'd do if Simon Cowell asked him to join his ITV series, the 36-year-old rocker said: "Contractually I wouldn't be allowed to ... I don't know because I was terrified about doing 'The Voice', so I'd be terrified about doing 'X Factor'. But these opportunities, when they come along now, I take a lot more seriously than I used to."

Kylie Minogue has already announced she won't be returning to 'The Voice' next year, while it is rumoured that will.i.am is leaving after three series potentially leaving Sir Tom Jones as the only remaining original judge.

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