The Voice UK will have a slightly different line-up in its next series, as coach Meghan Trainor won't be taking part in 2021.
Meghan, who joined the reality show at the beginning of its current series, has announced that she is expecting a baby with her husband, Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara, who she married in 2018.
ITV has now confirmed that due to Meghan's pregnancy she will not be taking part in series 10 of The Voice UK, which is expected to air next year.
However she will still complete her work on series nine, which began early this year before being put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The semi-final and final will be pre-recorded with virtual audiences and will air from later this month.
Meghan will appear virtually while remaining at home in LA, while her fellow coaches Sir Tom Jones, Olly Murs and will.i.am will be in the studio in the UK.
Speaking about her departure, Meghan said: "I had such a great time being a coach on The Voice UK and spending time with everyone! I wish I could come back for season 10, but I'm taking time to start my family and want to be really safe with the current travel restrictions. I'll be missing you all very much and hope to see you soon!"
The Voice UK praised Meghan for her work on the show, saying: "Huge congratulations to Meghan on the wonderful news she is expecting her first child.
"Meghan has been a fantastic coach on The Voice UK and we look forward to seeing Meghan return for the end of series nine, coming soon to ITV. Everyone at The Voice UK and ITV would like to wish Meghan the very best in 2021 and beyond."
A new coach for series 10 of the show will be announced in due course.
Meghan revealed her pregnancy news on Instagram yesterday (October 7) as she shared a photo of her baby scan perched in the branches of a decorated Christmas tree, writing: "You all know how long I've wanted this!!!! @darylsabara and I are so beyond happy and excited to meet this little cutie early next year! WE'RE PREGNANTTTTT!!!"
The singer received congratulatory messages from a number of her famous friends, with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards commenting: "Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both! You just know this little bundle of joy will be the sweetest & coolest with you two as parents!"
The Voice UK 2020 will return later this month on ITV.
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