Is Jennifer Hudson saying goodbye to The Voice UK for a series?
Well, not officially. The American soul singer has been a coach on the singing competition for the past three series and wants to make it a fourth next year but may not have the time.
Speaking to Radio Times, Hudson hinted she may have to leave the show for a series due to a packed schedule filled with filming commitments.
“I was thinking that I truly, truly love this and that’s why I’m three seasons deep in,” she said. “I want to continue it, but I don’t know that my schedule will allow me to.”
She added: “You know, I am an actress as well. It’s kind of going into film season for me.”
Hudson stars in Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper’s Cats on Broadway alongside Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, James Corden, and Sir Ian McKellen. She is also starring in Aretha, a biopic about Aretha Franklin’s life, which is scheduled to come out next year.
Jennifer has been a coach on the show since 2017 and won in her first series with Mo Adeniran. J-Hud’s act Nicole Dennis on the current series is the bookies favourite to win.
The Voice UK airs its live semifinal tonight at 8 pm on ITV with host Emma Willis.