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Carson Daly Is 'Bummed' Blake Shelton Is Leaving The Voice

The two have been close friends for years!

By Jackie Manno
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Like most fans, The Voice Host Carson Daly is sad Season 23 of the show will be Blake Shelton's last as a Coach

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"I hate it," Daly told Entertainment Tonight. "He and I, obviously, developed a great friendship at The Voice. I'm bummed, but I get it.”

Daly continued, "When we started the show, we had no idea that it would be this successful. We're on twice a year; it's a lot of work. We're lucky to have had him for so long, because most musicians need to tour." 

Shelton currently has a lot on his plate, but the good news is he won't be parting with Daly any time soon. The two are producing a new USA Network game show titled Barmaggeddon, premiering Monday, December 5 at 9/8c. “There’s a lot going on for him,” Daly said of the new project.

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“I’ve been wrestling with this for a while, and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after Season 23,” Shelton said in a statement about his departure. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns, and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people; you are the best."

He continued, "It takes a lot of work, passion, and adult beverages (Ha!) to pull off a live show twice a week. I’ve made lifelong bonds with Carson and every single one my fellow Coaches over the years, including my wife Gwen Stefani! I have to give a huge shoutout to the singers–the ‘Voices,’ who come on this stage season after season and amaze us with their talent, and a special thanks to those who chose me to be their Coach. Lastly, it’s about y’all, the fans, who watch and support these Artists, us Coaches, and everyone at The Voice who are chasing their dreams. It would not happen without you!"

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