The Voice UK: Ricky Wilson really wants to return as a coach

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Ricky Wilson has said he'd love to return to The Voice UK panel.

The Kaiser Chiefs' frontman was a coach on the show when it was on BBC One for three years.

And after a year out this series when the show moved to ITV, Ricky's hoping for a comeback to the spinning red chairs.

"I'd love to go back to The Voice. It's loads of fun. I'd go back tomorrow if they asked me," he said this week.

Ricky told BANG Showbiz: "I'm glad I took some time off – like anything, if you get used to it you get jaded by it, so I'm glad to step away from it, but there's situations where you step away from it and then you're not invited back.

"But one day I'd like to go back, either that or something else. If you asked my partner she'd say I hated it. I probably hate doing it but I love having done it."

Ricky left The Voice UK for the first series on ITV this year in a big shake up to the panel that also saw Paloma Faith and Boy George go.

Replacing them were returning coach Sir Tom Jones plus newbies Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale, alongside Will.i.am who has been a coach since day one.

Despite wanting to return himself, Ricky encouraged the new coaches to give the show another year.

He said: "If they offer it to him I'd say stick in there Gavin, because the first year is always the hardest. It was for me because to be honest it's like people have got very short memories, and everyone was like, 'Ricky who?'

"By the second and third time, I was winning the s**t out of it."

The Voice UK returns to ITV in 2018.

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