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Delta Goodrem’s despair: It’s all over!

Fresh heartbreak for The Voice coach
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Delta Goodrem isn’t ready to give up her red chair just yet! The Aussie singer, 35, is desperately fighting to retain her place on The Voice coach’s panel when the reality show moves to its new home at Seven next year.

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“She’ll have to take a pay cut if she wants to stay. Seven doesn’t have the same budget as Nine. And she likely won’t be happy about it,” explains an industry insider. “But, Delta sees it as her show … she’s the only original coach still there!

“She’s devastated that the current incarnation of the show is over, but she still wants to come back – even if it means jumping networks.”

Delta Goodrem
This may be the end of Delta Goodrem’s dream run on The Voice. (Credit: Channel Nine)

It was announced last week that Seven had purchased the Australian rights to The Voice format after Channel Nine declined to renew its contract after nine seasons. Sonia Kruger will return as host.

Seven are going for local coaches only, which means no more Kelly Rowland or Boy George, or overseas celebrities Zooming in,” continues the spy. “I hear they’re going after Jessica Mauboy, The Veronicas and Troye Sivan. It will be more family friendly.”

Director of Programming, Angus Ross said the Seven Network “jumped at the opportunity” to have The Voice on Channel Seven for 2021 and says plans to “supercharge the format are well underway.”

Sonia Kruger
Sonia Kruger will return as host of The Voice as it heads to Channel Seven. (Credit: Channel Nine)

“We’re accustomed to working with some of the best production studios in the country to deliver refreshed formats that have new life breathed into them,” he said.

“We’ve done it with Big Brother and Farmer Wants a Wife this year – and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to responsibly reimagine the format for The Voice 2021.

“We’ll deliver an established franchise ramped up for newer and bigger audiences, in a lean production format that speaks to modern viewers.”

Could this be the end of Delta, Guy Sebastian, Kelly Rowland and Boy George?

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