The show's official Twitter account made the announcement today, writing: "We have a new Chief, sorry Coach. It's... Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs! @Rickontour, we salute you. #TheVoiceUK"A insider on the talent show also blabbed to The Sun about the latest hire on the newly revamped show, explaining that Ricky would be the perfect replacement for Danny O’Donoghue thanks to his rock credentials.
They said: We've got pop, dance, rap and traditional stuff covered with the three we've already got."So there was a bit of a hole for a rocker. Danny filled that role for the first two years and now it will be Ricky's turn.
"He's outspoken, cares passionately about the music scene and basically has some balls."
But Ricky and his balls could have a fair old fight on their hands with fellow new coach Kylie Minogue admitting that she is looking to be this year’s triumphant coach.
She said: “Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine! Watch this space!"
Joining Ricky and Kylie will be returning coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones.
Emma Willis was announced as Holly Willoughby’s replacement as host of the show this weekend, while Marvin Humes will be taking over Reggie Yates.The Voice UK returns in January 2014.
[Emma Willis announced as Holly Willoughby's replacement on The Voice UK]
[Kylie Minogue joins The Voice UK for series three]