The Voice US' Gwen Stefani steps down for season 20 and is replaced by Nick Jonas

Sam Warner
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The Voice US is going for a bit of a change-up for its 20th season, with Gwen Stefani vacating her chair.

The singer will be replaced by Nick Jonas, who is stepping in to coach on the next edition of the hit US series alongside Gwen's partner Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.

Of course, this isn't the first time this has happened, with the Jonas brother sitting in for Gwen during the show's 18th season as she carried out a Las Vegas residency.

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Gwen first joined the show back in 2014 to step in for Shakira, and coached alongside the then-line-up Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams.

Meanwhile, over the pond in the UK, singer Anne-Marie is due to step in for Meghan Trainor for the 2021 series of The Voice UK due to the latter's pregnancy.

"I'm a bit nervous about it because I just feel like I'm not going to be able to say anything to hurt someone, I'm just going to put everyone through!" the new coach said recently.

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"I am going to be really honest but I'm going to be making sure they are alright too... I mean, in this industry you do get mugged off quite a lot. I did say this to the crew, if I was to do it, I want to be majorly involved in the mental health side of things and be involved in the contestants, that whole part of it."

Anne-Marie also admitted that "deep down I am a competitive person", and that she will go "full-out karate mode" against the other coaches.

The Voice US airs on NBC. Its UK equivalent is broadcast on ITV.

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