On Wednesday (11 October), the singer confirmed speculation he will be joining the ITV singing competition, as a new coach.
He’ll be taking up the spinning red chair previously occupied by Gavin Rossdale when ‘The Voice’ returns for its seventh series in 2018.
Speaking about joining the show, Olly said in a statement: “I’m absolutely buzzing about being a coach on ‘The Voice UK’ and can’t wait to sit in the big red chair alongside will, Jennifer and Tom.
“I’m excited to mentor new artists and without doubt, I’m in it to WIN!”
Olly finished second on ‘The X Factor’ in 2009, going on to sell more than 17 million records worldwide.
The pair were dropped after only one series after a catalogue of blunders, the most famous of which saw Olly prematurely announce a contestant had been voted off.
It was previously claimed Simon was “not happy that Olly’s swapped allegiances”, still being co-signed to his label Syco.
However, Olly isn’t the only former ‘X Factor’ star to jump ship to a rival series, with series five finalists Alexandra Burke and Aston Merrygold currently competing against each other once again on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
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