Just weeks after the roster of judges was confirmed for season 17 of NBC’s The Voice, a major shakeup has happened. Adam Levine, who has appeared on every season since the beginning, will step down as a coach.
The show’s host Carson Daly announced the news Friday morning (5/24) during his other gig on the TODAY Show. During TODAY’s Pop Start segment, Daly announced that Levine had decided to leave the show, but that he “will always be cherished member of The Voice family, and of course we wish him nothing but the best.”
During his time on The Voice, Levine helped a contestant climb to the top three times:
Jordan Smith in season nine, Tessanne Chin in season five and Javier Colon in season one.
Levine’s seat on the show will be filled by former coach Gwen Stefani.
The Voice will air at 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesdays on NBC this fall.