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REVEALED: Guy Sebastian’s secret Voice deal

“I’ve had a conversation, as has Delta”
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While it’s unlikely Kelly Rowland and Boy George will return to The Voice when it moves to Channel Seven next year, coach Guy Sebastian has hinted he’s remaining on the beloved reality show.

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“I’ve had a conversation, as has Delta [Goodrem],” the Standing with You singer, 38, tells New Idea exclusively. “Obviously, they’re going to talk to existing coaches and tell them what their plans are.”

Guy has just released his new album, T.R.U.T.H., which he’ll support on tour in November next year. The inaugural Australian Idol winner admits, “TV is a good vehicle” to promote both

Guy Sebastian
“I’ve had a conversation, as has Delta [Goodrem],” admits Guy Sebastian of his future on The Voice next year. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Although Guy says The Voice is “a wonderful show to be involved in”, he does want to ensure the “culture” of the singing show is right.

“I want to make sure
 we’re concentrating on talent and feel-good entertainment, and I think that’s enough,” he says. “I don’t think it needs to be constant drama.”

Sonia Kruger
Sonia Kruger will return to host The Voice when it switches to Channel Seven next year. (Credit: Channel Nine)

In August it was announced The Voice was switching networks to Seven, leaving behind its longtime home at Nine.

The new season of the hit singing reality show produced by ITV Studios Australia will be hosted by Sonia Kruger who previously hosted before Renee Bargh and Darren McMullen took over for the ninth season.

The 55-year-old host shared a photo from the Voice set to share her exciting news with fans, but many were more concerned whether Aussie coaches Delta and Guy would stay with the show.

The Voice
The future on the show is up in the air for current Voice coaches (pictured from left) Boy George, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian and Kelly Rowland. (Credit: Channel Nine)

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.”

“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.”

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