Gwen Stefani has a new gig!
The “Love. Angel. Music. Baby.” singer is returning to The Voice for its upcoming 17th season.
However, Stefani’s re-introduction comes at the expense of Adam Levine who is leaving after 16 years on the judging panel.
The decision to depart was the Maroon 5 frontman’s own and revealed by host Carson Daly.
“He’ll always be a cherished member of The Voice family,” Daly said of Levine on Today. “Of course, we wish him nothing but the best.”
The announcement was confirmed by the NBC show which wrote on its Twitter account that it’s not goodbye, but rather “see you soon”.
Levine’s fellow coaches, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, also expressed sorrow at seeing the “Girls Like You” singer go.
Levine, himself, addressed his departure on Instagram, calling his time with The Voice “a life shaping experience.”
This summer’s gonna hurt…