Gwen Stefani spoke out for the first time about replacing Adam Levine on NBC’s The Voice.
The singer appeared on Tuesday’s episode of The Talk to discuss her excitement to be returning to the singing competition. Stefani also shared how “bittersweet” it feels to come back knowing that longtime coach, Levine won’t be there.
“I have not even posted, I haven’t talked about it yet, because it was such a shock,” she shared. “Adam was actually the first person to reach out to me when they were trying to pitch me the show. He texted me out of nowhere, and I didn’t even really know him [back then]. And he was like, ‘You got to do it. It’s the greatest show. It’s so fun!’”
“To think that [Adam’s] not going to be there is like bittersweet. And plus, like, being between him and Blake, the amount of laughter, I would have to like stop and massage my face, because it would hurt,” she said.
Stefani revealed how thrilled she is to be working with her boyfriend, Blake Shelton. “But it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be exciting. I mean, Blake’s my best friend, so I get to hang out with him at work,” Stefani added. “I wanted to come back so bad. I mean, the show is so fun.”
“I’m happy for Adam because he’s been doing it 16 seasons,” she expressed. “He has his babies. He’s going to be able to go on tour and do music in a different kind of way.”