Gary Barlow Explains Why He Won’t Join The Voice UK

As we continue to wait for any news about who will sign up for The Voice UK when it moves to ITV, Gary Barlow has ruled himself out of the running for one of the spinning red chairs.


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Speaking to the Daily Star, Gary has explained that he won’t be taking The Voice up on their offers to make him a coach on the show.

He said: “I feel like I have been on the best talent show, which was X Factor.

“I have been asked a few times about The Voice but I don’t think it is for me.”

A source also spoke about ITV’s hopes of getting Gary involved, saying: “Gary has a great relationship with ITV due to his time as an X Factor judge.

“It’s no secret he didn’t get on with Simon Cowell but he still has a great relationship with ITV. They love him.


Gary at the 2013 X Factor photocall. Copyright [Steve Finn/Splashnews]

“They know how popular he is and what a huge following he has and they are keen for him to join The Voice line-up.”

Gary reportedly previously turned down judging the show back in 2013 after quitting The X Factor, and it’s thought he’s now developing his own format to replace The Voice on the BBC when it changes channels.

With Jason Derulo, Robbie Williams, and Rita Ora’s names all in the mix for next year’s The Voice UK, we’ll just have to watch this space for now.