The Voice FIRST LOOK: Ricki-Lee Coulter is ‘set to host the 2021 season on Channel Seven’ – as Nine’s expensive coaches ‘are dropped in favour of Lorde and Tones and I’
The Voice Australia will air on Channel Seven for the first time next year, after the Nine Network chose not to renew its contract.
And it seems the end is nigh for celebrity coaches Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Kelly Rowland and Boy George.
According to Woman’s Day, it’s ‘highly unlikely’ Seven will keep the four current coaches – with Delta Goodrem reportedly being replaced by Ricki-Lee Coulter.
‘Ricki is in a good spot to replace someone like her’: Channel Seven is reportedly considering axing Delta Goodrem (left) from The Voice and replacing her with Ricki-Lee Coulter (right) when the show returns next year
‘[Delta] no doubt wants to be at the helm of the show – she’s very passionate about it – but Ricki is in a good spot to replace someone like her,’ a source claimed.
‘She’s already a Seven talent, thanks to her hosting gig on Australia’s Got Talent and she fits perfectly with the network’s push to make the show local and familiar.’
Seven has reportedly approached singers Lorde and Tones and I to join the 2021 coaching panel – likely to replace international stars Kelly Rowland and Boy George.
‘Fits perfectly’: Ricki-Lee is already signed to Channel Seven as host of Australia’s Got Talent
Getting the boot? The source claimed Seven will likely replace international stars Kelly Rowland (left) and Boy George (right)
It comes amid reports Seven is set to axe Nine’s international stars as part of a ‘cost-cutting measure’.
‘One of the big changes Seven plans to make is how much is being spent on judges,’ a source close to The Voice reportedly told The Daily Telegraph.
New coaches? The publication also claims Seven has approached singers Lorde (left) and Tones And I (right) to join the 2021 coaching panel
Too expensive? Delta, who is rumoured to earn between $1million to $2million a year, is out of the network’s price range, according to The Daily Telegraph
Long-serving coach Delta, who is rumoured to earn between $1million to $2million a year, is also out of the network’s price range, according to the publication.
Meanwhile, Sonia Kruger, who previously hosted the singing competition and is now over at Seven, has been confirmed to host the series in 2021.
Any truth? It is claimed Seven is ‘in talks’ with American R&B star Usher (left) and Kylie Minogue (right)
Host: Sonia Kruger (pictured), who previously hosted the singing competition and is now over at Seven, will return to the series in 2021