The Voice UK: Ricky Wilson WILL be back next year!

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Ricky Wilson says he WILL be back on The Voice UK next year... and we've Stevie McCrorie to thank!

The Kaiser Chiefs star has confessed he probably would've quit the show had neither of his two acts won the final on Saturday night.

Stevie did of course triumph and that means we can expect to see Ricky back in the famous spinning red chairs next series.

Ricky told The Sun newspaper: "If Stevie or Emmanuel hadn’t won I thought that I wouldn’t want to do it.

"I put so much more into this year. I put a lot into it last year because I had a record to sell. This year I just really, really wanted to put all my attention into making… a person."

As for the other coaches, Will.i.am has said he also wants to be back, so long as the BBC want him.

"The Voice is a fun format and I love hanging around aspirational singers who want to dive into this world," he said this month. "But they could say: ‘Will’s too difficult, he always arrives late. Let’s get Ne-Yo. He wears hats!’"

However there could be yet another search for a new female coach after Rita Ora avoided questions about returning for a second run.

Sir Tom Jones suggested that having lost all her acts before the final may have left the newbie 'put off'.

"Rita was gutted. She said ‘what have I done wrong?’ It is a big thing, especially for someone new like that," the veteran Voice coach said. “When you do it that well and the people you put your faith in don’t make the final, that is a blow. I hope it doesn’t put her off."

The Voice UK will be back on BBC One next year with auditions filming later this year in Manchester.

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