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The Voice’s official page posted a picture of the couple welcoming Gavin to the NBC show. ‘#TeamGwen makes it a family affair. RETWEET to welcome @gavinrossdale to #TheVoice fam!’ they wrote.
Gavin will join the team during the mentoring stage of the competition, and will follow in the footsteps of Miranda Lambert, who acted as advisor to her husband Blake Sheldon in the season 2.
“He is super articulate and he has a really good opinion and he is smart and he’s been doing a really good job,” Gwen told Access Hollywood of her husband’s performance in the show.
“We both have, I think, a lot of experience in the sense that when you look back at all the shows and all the things we’ve done – and I mean, we all met like touring together and doing hundreds of shows – and it’s so fun to be in the position to meet [all of the contestants].”
According to Gavin, his main job is to support his wife.
“The main thing, from my perspective, is just to make sure that Gwen is so good and excellent like all the other judges on the show,” he said. “It’s just sort of to not interrupt and to normally let her speak, let her do her thing and I’m just like a side thing.”
The 48-year old music star isn’t really sure how he was linked to the job.
“I don’t know how it came about, but it was just one of those things [where] the idea was mentioned – I wasn’t even sure who was mentioning it,” he remembered. “And then it came around to, ‘So, next week you ready? You are gonna come and do this?’”
Gwen will serve as a coach on the seventh season, teaming up with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams, and replacing the departing Shakira and Usher.
She also said she was enjoying getting to know arch rivals Levine and Shelton. “It’s just been hilarious. I get the R rated version of what you guys get on TV which is like so funny. It’s really good, it’s really, really good.”
“Adam is like an eight year old boy who has never learned sportsmanship…which I love because it reminds me of home. I think that he is like so serious about this game that we are playing. I mean he seriously gets upset. It’s crazy.”