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Ricky Wilson asked to return to The Voice

Ricky Wilson has been asked back on 'The Voice'.

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman was one of the four coaches on the last series of the BBC One talent show and proved to be very popular among viewers but is waiting to find out who'll be joining him coaching the contestants before he confirms his spot on the panel.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''The BBC asked me back, but I asked who else was doing it and they haven't got back to me.

''So I don't know the other judges, and that's a major part of it. I don't want to sit on the end of that panel with just anybody!''

Ricky, 36, admitted his fellow judges Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue - who is not returning for the forthcoming series - helped him out in ''different ways''.

He added: ''The judges were all such a big part of it for me and helped me through it, in different ways, whether it was Will teasing me into coming out of my shell a bit more, Tom being supportive or Kylie reminding me there were 16 cameras pointing at me whenever she could, because I kept forgetting.

''They really helped me through it so I'd have to know.''

Although he enjoyed his time on the programme, Ricky has touring commitments with his band following the success of their fifth studio album 'Education, Education, Education & War' and he admits one of the motivations for him joining the line-up was to spread the word about his new record, something he no longer needs to do.

He previously revealed: ''I loved doing 'The Voice', although I didn't enjoy it at the time. It was really hard work but at the same time one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. If you asked me the day before it ended (if I'd come back), I'd be like I don't know, but the day after I kind of missed it a little bit. I don't know if I'll be back at the moment because the first time I did it I had a really strong reason to do it and that was the pride I had in the record.''

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