Olly Murs confirms The Voice exit

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Olly Murs has revealed that he's left The Voice UK.

Speaking to The Sun, the singer and TV personality confirmed that he has been dropped from the singing show after nearly six years.

"I'm gutted. I got the call last week to say I won't be back on the show, and it's a bit of a shock, to be honest," he said.

"But I don't want to sit here like other artists might, and shine and gloss this up and say, 'It was my decision'. I don't want to do that."

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"Did I want to leave? No. Will I still watch the show? Of course, but it'll be sore thinking that could have been me," he added.

Murs had been a part of the show's panel of judges since January 2018, replacing previous coach Gavin Rossdale. He appeared most recently on the 2022 season alongside fellow judges Sir Tom Jones will.i.am and Anne-Marie.

When approached by Digital Spy for comment, a spokesperson for ITV said: "The Voice UK returns to ITV1 and ITVX for a brand new series later this year featuring coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Anne-Marie and Olly Murs.

"Details of the 2024 series will be confirmed in due course."

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The news comes just weeks after Murs's other ITV singing competition show Starstruck was axed after two seasons.

"Starstruck was amazing but that isn't coming back," he told The Sun at the National Television Awards.

"I am gutted; it is such a great show. In this game, things change so quickly. The ratings did really well but in terms of money and stuff like that, it just didn’t work."

The Voice UK airs on ITV and ITVX.

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