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After 23 Seasons, Legendary Blake Shelton Announces His Depature from “The Voice”

Shelton, the only coach to have stayed on the rotating panel since the beginning of the hit show, will be enjoying his last season this spring.

THE VOICE -- Season: 23 -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)

Blake Shelton is prepared to leave The Voice, but not before one final season.

With the upcoming 23rd season of the NBC singing competition, the country singer will retire from coaching. After 12 seasons, Shelton provided fans with a fresh perspective on the difficult decision.

“I think I was close to calling it a day right when COVID hit,” Blake told the TODAY show yesterday (February 27). “And then, because of COVID, I didn’t want to walk away from the show and leave everybody in a bind. I mean, this show changed my life. I’ll stay here until the world kind of gets back to normal again.”

The 46-year-old will coach alongside Kelly Clarkson and newcomers Niall Horan and Chance the Rapper for his final season.


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In addition to being the most successful coach in The Voice’s history with nine winning titles, the country singer acknowledged that the program has had a significant impact on his life.

“I met my wife on this show,” Shelton, who married former coach Gwen Stefani in 2021. “It’s changed my life in every way it possibly can.”


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The singer-songwriter, who holds numerous CMT Awards, pays his respect to the show and is ready to embark on the next chapter of his life — “a little bit of nothing.”

Blake’s final season of The Voice premieres Monday, March 6. at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Will you be tuning in for Blake Shelton’s last season as a coach on The Voice? Let us know by leaving a reaction below or sending us a DM on Instagram @celebsecretscountry.

Written by Peyton Hodge.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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