Over the weekend, Adam Levine announced that he was leaving “The Voice”, effective immediately.
Season 16 finished up last week, but just three weeks ago NBC said Adam WOULD be returning in the fall. Adam and Blake Shelton were the last of the original coaches . . . both have appeared in all 16 seasons.
So it left us wondering, WHAT is going on?
The “New York Post” claims there’s been some friction between Adam and NBC. Apparently, Adam was upset over some changes to the format, including a new rule that ended the guarantee that each coach went to the Live Playoffs with the same number of team members.
NBC didn’t look far for a replacement. Blake’s girlfriend Gwen Stefani will take Adam’s chair. She was a coach on Seasons 7, 9, and 12 . . . and was an advisor on Seasons 8 and 10.
The other coaches will be Blake, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend.
Of course, Adam could be going to focus on music, but the fact that he is permanently leaving sure doesn’t look good!