'The Voice' season 12 news: Gwen Stefani returns, romance with Blake Shelton to be highlighted? Miley Cyrus will be back in season 13


Pop star Miley Cyrus will be taking a break as one of the coaches of NBC’s critically-acclaimed singing competition series, “The Voice.” Gwen Stefani will be returning to her chair for season 12.

During an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer admitted that she misses being a coach on the show and that she is “getting jealous” of the returning coaches. Joining Stefani in season 12 are Alicia Keys and veterans Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.

“I miss my chair. Someone else’s a** is in my chair right now, I don’t like it. But I guess it used to be her a**, and I’m in her chair, so,” she humorously stated.

According to The Wrap, the network revealed last week that Cyrus will be back for the subsequent season 13 airing next fall. However, it remains to be seen who the other three coaches will be. On the other hand, Carlson Daly is set to continue as the host.

“We can’t wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake and Adam will bring to season 12. With Miley returning for season 13, we’re truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons,” said Paul Telegdy, president of Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment, in a statement.

Meanwhile, Buddy TV noted that it will be interesting to see if the romantic relationship between Shelton and Stefani will be highlighted in the new run. The latter was part of the series during season 7 and season 9; although she is not part of the current installment, Shelton makes references to their romance.

Some suggest that the couple may downplay their love connection in order to not distract the viewers from the contestants. There is also a possibility that viewers may grow tired of watching if the spotlight will always be on the pair.

Season 12 of “The Voice” is slated to air sometime in February 2017.