One of The Voice's coaches is leaving after 16 seasons.
"After 16 seasons, Adam Levine, our beloved coach and friend, has decided to leave The Voice," host Carson Daly announced on Today Friday. Levine had been on the singing competition since the beginning and won it three times, in 2011, 2013, and 2015.
He has also inspired "many of the artists that he worked so closely with over the years," Daly continued, adding that viewers will miss watching his "frenemy relationship" with fellow coach Blake Shelton. "He'll always be a cherished member of the Voice family, and of course we wish him nothing but the best."
As for who's taking his chair for Season 17, the host announced that Gwen Stefani will be returning to the show where she met her boyfriend, Shelton. Stefani served as a coach in Seasons 7, 9, and 12.
"Next season should be a ton of fun," Daly concluded.
The Voice, Season 17, Coming Soon, NBC