Is Blake Shelton Open to Returning to ‘The Voice’? On One Condition It Seems

"I miss the people"

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Word on the street is that a certain fan-favorite The Voice judge would consider returning to the singing competition show...under one condition.

While attending the grand opening of Ole Red Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 17, former The Voice judge Blake Shelton (who worked on the show for 23 seasons) exclusively talked to Entertainment Tonight about his time on the NBC show. 

Though the 47-year-old country singer doesn’t regret leaving The Voice, he would be open to making a comeback if the NBC team managed to get the original three judges—Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green—back together again. 

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“If they were ever able to put together the original four coaches again, maybe [I'd return] for one season, a one-off,” he told ET. “That would be fun for me... That would be something I would be interested in doing.”

But until then, Shelton has no interest in returning to the iconic red judge’s chair. “I miss the people. I mean, those people became like family to me, literally from the crew all up to the producers of the show. I was with them more than I was with my family...I miss that," Shelton said, before adding that he doesn't “miss the job at all.”

“I totally needed a break from that, because if I wasn't into it then it wasn't good for whoever was on my team. I don't want to be someone who's just going through the motions. Those artists need somebody fighting for them,” the “God’s Country” singer added. “The second I started feeling like, ‘Oh my gosh, I don't even remember what season this is anymore. Who are the coaches on this season?’ [I knew that] I needed [to get] away from here.”

Shelton announced that he was leaving The Voice in October 2022. The following year, NBC confirmed that Reba McEntire would be replacing the longtime coach in season 24. 

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