Ricky Wilson would consider Voice U.K. return for the cash

19th May 17 | Entertainment News

Kaiser Chiefs rocker Ricky Wilson wants to return to his lucrative coaching role on TV talent show The Voice UK.

Kaiser Chiefs performing live in Bournemouth

The Ruby singer was a member of the show's judging panel for three series from 2014 to 2016, but quit when the show transferred from the BBC to rival British broadcaster ITV.

Ricky says he now regrets his decision to quit to devote more time to the Kaiser Chiefs, as he could do with the cash that comes with a high profile TV job.

"I'm waiting for The Voice to call actually - I need the money," he told British newspaper The Metro. "I'd do it tomorrow if they asked me."

He also admits his absence from the programme has made him realise how much he enjoyed mentoring aspiring acts.

"I'd probably hate doing it but I love having done it," he explained. "It's like a water slide or paintballing."

When the show moved to ITV, Ricky's role as the rocker on the panel was filled by Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, who completed his first season as a judge in April (17).

Gavin received some criticism for his stint on the show as none of his acts made the final, but Ricky believes his replacement's judging skills will improve as he gains more experience.

"The first year is always the hardest," the 39-year-old explained.

Gavin was joined by The Voice U.K. veterans Tom Jones and will.i.am on this year's panel, and fellow newbie Jennifer Hudson.

Gavin, will and Tom have indicated a willingness to return for the show's next series but Jennifer is unlikely to as she has just signed a deal to judge on season 13 of the U.S. version The Voice.

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