Kelly Clarkson Is Leaving “The Voice”

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The Voice Shares Who’s Coaching Season 24

The Voice‘s 23rd season is currently underway. But we already know details about its next season.

Season 24 of The Voice will begin in the fall. It will be the first season without Blake Shelton as a coach. He’s leaving after Season 23 concludes.


Many have wondered who will take Shelton’s place on the show. We got the answer in a surprise announcement on Monday (May 15).

The Voice revealed that Reba McEntire is taking over for Shelton! It seems like the show has been teasing this all along, since she served as the Mega Mentor for Season 23.


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The Voice also announced that Season 23 coach Niall Horan will return for Season 24. Horan and Shelton have bonded over this season, and have taken to calling each other “son” and “dad.”

In addition, The Voice revealed that past coaches John Legend and Gwen Stefani are both returning to the show.


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But that means that Shelton isn’t the only coach leaving The Voice after Season 23 ends.

Kelly Clarkson Isn’t Coming Back – What’s The Reason?

New coach Chance the Rapper is not returning for Season 24. Neither is longtime coach Kelly Clarkson.

This is not Clarkson’s first time leaving The Voice. She previously coached seasons 14-21 before taking Season 22 off. She came back for Season 23.

Over the course of her time on The Voice, Clarkson has won four times. Her winners are Brynn Cartelli, Chevel Shepherd, Jake Hoot, and Girl Named Tom.


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Clarkson’s departure from The Voice comes after some big news concerning her talk show. The Kelly Clarkson Show is moving production from the Universal lot in Los Angeles (where The Voice also films) and is going to New York City.


It’s been reported that Clarkson will move to NYC for the talk show’s next season. Therefore, it’s understandable why it wouldn’t be as easy for her to work on The Voice at the same time.

We sure will miss seeing Clarkson, Shelton, and Chance on the show! Watch them (and Horan) all interact with now-future-coach Reba McEntire in the video below.