Meghan Trainor is leaving The Voice UK because she’s staring a family. In her place, UK pop star Anne-Marie will join Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs in the search to find the next music star in 2021. Emma Willis returns to host the show. Taping for the new season is underway now.
Anne-Marie’s 2018 debut album, Speak Your Mind, saw her become the biggest-selling debut artist of that year. Following a slew of track drops this year – most recently, her Rudimental and Tion Wayne collaboration Come Over – the 9 x BRIT Award nominee is currently working on her second studio album.
The Block is coming to The Voice UK
Season 10 will return to ITV next year with 12 episodes featuring The Blind auditions, The Battles, Semi Finals and Final. A feature of the American series, The Block, is coming to The Voice UK. During the Blind auditions, the four Coaches will each have the opportunity to stop a fellow Coach from adding a singer to his or her team. Each Coach will get only one chance to use their ‘Block’ in the hope of trying to secure the best team possible – and weaken the chances of the other Coaches.
The coaches weigh in
Anne-Marie said: “I am SO excited to join Sir Tom, will.i.am and Olly as the new coach on The Voice UK. I can’t wait to work with incredible undiscovered talent! Wahoooooo!”
Sir Tom Jones said: “I am really looking forward to working with Anne-Marie for the upcoming series of The Voice UK. Anne-Marie will bring an injection of fresh energy and ideas which is fantastic. I’m excited and anticipating a fun and challenging new Series 10!”
will.i.am said: “I’m really excited about this new season and welcoming Anne-Marie as our newest Coach on The Voice UK. With her songwriting, singing and performance skills, plus her tell-it-like-it-is approach, this makes her the perfect mix-it-up addition to this season.”
Olly Murs said: “I’m so happy that Anne-Marie is joining us on the new season of The Voice UK. She was my guest mentor in 2019 and the advice and help she gave to my contestants that day was invaluable. I’m a huge champion of her. I can’t wait to hear about her own journey and I’m sure she will be a fantastic Coach. She is one of the biggest female artists in the industry right now, so it’s great to have her join the team and also help bring the Essex ratio up! We are taking over!“