Jennifer Hudson has reportedly quit The Voice UK after three years as a coach, it has been reported.
According to The Daily Star, the 37-year-old has turned down a ‘big money offer’ to return, citing her busy schedule as her reason for departing the show.
“Jennifer has absolutely loved her time on The Voice but she’s decided not to return,” a source told the newspaper. “She quit the American version last year and now she’s had to walk away from the UK series too.”
Hudson rose to fame on the third season of American Idol and won a Grammy Award for her role in DreamGirls. She joined the show in 2017 and won her very first series with Mo Adeniran.
Rumours state Cheryl Tweedy is being lined up to replace Hudson on the panel.
“Executives have a big task on their hands to find someone who will be as popular as Jennifer,” the source added.
Meanwhile, will.i.am, Olly Murs, and Sir Tom Jones are all expected to return but ITV declined to comment.
“No decision has been made ahead of next year’s series,” an ITV spokesperson said. “We love Jennifer and if she is able to return we would be delighted.”
The Voice UK returns to ITV in 2020.