Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson joins The Voice

The-Voice-UKRicky Wilson, lead singer of British band Kaiser Chiefs, is to fill the fourth and final red chair as a coach on BBC One’s The Voice when it returns next year.

Fronted by Ricky, Kaiser Chiefs topped the charts with ‘Ruby‘ and held top-10 chart positions with ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Every Day I Love You Less And Less’ and ‘Oh My God‘. Kaiser Chiefs were nominated for a Mercury Prize, have won five Brit awards and been nominated for seven, have won an Ivor Novello Award, have had four top-10 albums and performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in 2012.

Who doesn’t want to spend their Saturday night with Kylie Minogue? I spent last winter yelling at The Voice, and both Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am were total superstars. I’m just lucky the Kaiser Chiefs have rubber stamped my temporary loan! – Wilson

Changes to The Voice for its third outing in January 2014 sees the arrival of Emma Willis and Marvin Humes as the presenters with the departures of Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates. Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue are replaced by Wilson and Minogue.

Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson completes the new line-up for The Voice UK, and its return to BBC One in January is all set to be bigger and better than ever. – Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One

Tom Jones and will.i.am remain as coaches on the series.

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