The Voice 2014 coaches: Ricky Wilson was a last minute signing

Ricky Wilson (The Voice 2014)

Ricky Wilson has revealed he was offered a spot on The Voice 2014 only at the last minute.

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman takes over from Danny O'Donoghue on the show this year, but was only approached just before filming began.

"It happened pretty late in the day, as it was only a few weeks before we went to film," he explained. "But I threw myself into it all. I have spent the last ten years of my life not making any decisions at all.

"And then suddenly this thing came along and it felt like a big decision. I am really enjoying it."

Now it seems that Ricky wishes he had been on the show from Day 1, gushing: "It is incredible watching the contestants’ development. They make each other learn. It’s good to learn stuff and I didn’t think I wanted to learn more but Kylie, Will and Tom have all taught me loads. It has been really inspiring."

The rocker continued to praise his fellow coaches, saying: "They work really hard. They are all really famous and massive stars but they work long hours.

"Tom has been great and he has really helped me a lot. He has given me a lot of advice. We went out for a Chinese the other night and it was lovely. It doesn’t feel like there is any competition (between us all). It feels like you want the best for the whole thing."

And Ricky joked: "As head coach - Tom, Will and Kylie will all agree that I hold the team together. Without me, it would fall apart! I am just kidding!"

The Voice UK starts this Saturday night on BBC One with the first blind auditions from 7PM.

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