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The Voice’s Delta Goodrem and The Veronicas at war!

With Boy George and Kelly Rowland unable to fly back to Australia to fulfil their duties on The Voice, production was compelled to bring in local substitutes: The Veronicas and Marcia Hines. However, a set insider now tells New Idea that Delta Goodrem was livid about the line-up changes.
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The Voice judging line-up has been forced to undergo a massive re-shuffle in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WATCH BELOW: The Voice’s Delta Goodrem runs off stage in tears

With Boy George and Kelly Rowland unable to fly back to Australia to fulfil their duties, production was compelled to bring in local substitutes: The Veronicas and Marcia Hines.

However, a set insider now tells New Idea that Delta Goodrem was livid about the line-up changes.

“Delta spat the dummy when she found out it was The Veronicas and Marcia Hines filling in for George and Kelly,” reveals the on-set source.

The source suggests that Delta, 35, regards the new additions as a threat to her well-marked territory.

Delta Goodrem
Delta isn’t happy about new coaches, Lisa, Jessica and Marcia, joining The Voice. (Credit: Instagram)

Delta is currently the show’s longest-serving Australian coach with eight seasons under her belt and has always held the mantle as the sole local female coach. (Apart from Kylie Minogue, who filled in for her in Season 3.)

According to the source, Delta was displeased about having to now share the limelight with other local female pop stars.

“Delta is so insecure and has trouble sharing the stage,” the source reveals. “Kelly she can cope with but not local Aussie female pop stars who invade her territory.”

Delta Goodrem
“Delta is so insecure and has trouble sharing the stage.” (Credit: Instagram)

There has been ongoing speculation about tension between Delta and The Veronicas, aka sisters Lisa and Jess Origliasso.

Late last year when The Voice hosting role became vacant following Sonia Kruger’s departure, there were whispers that the 35-year-old twins may take the role – with reports at the time claiming that this didn’t bode well with Delta.

Now, the famous sisters will be mentoring Team George.

“I’ll still be able to enjoy the performances, give my advice in terms of mentoring,” George previously told another publication.

“I’m going to entrust The Veronicas to carry that message. At the end of the day, we’re going to do everything to make it as fun and as entertaining as possible.”

The Veronicas
Twin sisters Lisa and Jess Origliasso are filling in for Boy George. (Credit: Getty)

But the set insider says Delta is far from happy with all the recent changes.

As a result, the source says a “war of words” broke out between Delta and the network. But with little in the way of other alternatives available, the source says Delta has had to swallow her pride and roll with the punches.

Speaking of how the pandemic has affected filming of the show, executive producer, Leigh Aramberri, told The Sydney Morning Herald: “Conversations changed daily based on how things were looking … It was certainly the greatest challenge I have faced in my time working on the show.”

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