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Blake Shelton Says He Would Return to The Voice to Do *This*

The former Coach hinted at a specific scenario that would entice him to make an appearance. 

By Jackie Manno

While Season 23 of The Voice marked the last season for OG Coach Blake Shelton, there may be a slight possibility it won't completely be the cowboy's last rodeo on the show. 

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In a December 2022 ET interview, Shelton mused about a specific scenario that would entice him to make an appearance on the show. And it involves his wife, Gwen Stefani

"I'd be honored to be Gwen's mentor," Shelton told the outlet after the Season 22 finale. "Whatever she tells me to do, I'm gonna do." Relationship goals! 

Season 22 marked the last time Shelton and Stefani were Coaches on the show together. Shelton also opened up to the outlet about how emotional that experience was for him. 

"I walked over to Gwen's chair after the cameras went off and she's over there literally sobbing. She was like, 'This is our last time that we're going to do this together,'" he said. "It is crazy to think of how the show changed my life." 

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Zuma Rossdale, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Apollo Rossdale, and Kingston Rossdale

Blake Shelton on his departure from The Voice

The "No Body" singer and proud mullet-wearer has been a Coach on The Voice since its first Season in 2011 and was with the show consistently all the way up to 2023. He announced that Season 23 would be his last in October 2022 and cited wanting to spend more time with his stepchildren as a major reason for this choice.

Shelton is the stepfather to Stefani's three sons, Kingston, 17; Zuma, 15; and Apollo, 9. In an interview with Access, Shelton explained how being the stepdad to the three boys has changed his perspective on life. 

"I’m not the first person that I think about anymore. Even to the small little things when you go, ‘I think I’ll do this,’ the very next thought is always, ‘Well, wait a minute. How’s that going work?' Or, 'What will they think?' Or, 'How will that affect a schedule?'" he told the outlet. 

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He continued: “I think the only way for me to really do that right is to step away from being committed to something like The Voice that demands a lot of your time. There’s no way around it. If you’re going to do it and do it right, you have to be 150 percent in. And I just feel like those days are behind me for now. I got a more important job."