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'The Voice' UK: Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson confirmed as fourth coach

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Ricky Wilson has been confirmed as the fourth and final coach on The Voice UK.

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman will join fellow new mentor Kylie Minogue and the returning Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am on the panel.

Ricky Wilson

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Ricky Wilson



He said: "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!"

The BBC's Mark Linsey, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning stated: "Ricky is one of the UK music scene's great frontmen. He knows all about performance and will complement the rest of the coaching line-up perfectly."

BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore added that The Voice UK's third series will be "bigger and better than ever".

Kaiser Chiefs scored a number one single in 2007 with 'Ruby', while they are also known for their tracks including 'Oh My God' and 'I Predict a Riot'.

'The Voice': Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs

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Ricky Wilson

Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue



The band have been nominated for a Mercury Prize, while also winning five Brit Awards and an Ivor Novello Award. Last year, they performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony.

Emma Willis and Marvin Humes have joined the show as co-hosts, replacing Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates.

The Voice UK returns for a third series in January 2014 on BBC One.

Watch the video for Kaiser Chiefs' 'Ruby' below:



Is Ricky Wilson a good choice for 'The Voice' UK?
Yes - he's a great addition to the coaching panel54.04%
No - he's not a big enough name for the job45.96%

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