Danny O’Donoghue follows Jessie J’s lead, leaves The Voice

By | Published on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Danny O'Donoghue

Oh dear. Having said ‘see ya’ to one-time coach Jessie J last week, the BBC’s ailing talent pageant ‘The Voice’ has lost another of its star voices. This time it’s that Danny O’Donoghue, who’s said he’s leaving to spend his spare time with his band, The Script, as they “embark on the most important part of [their] career”.

Says Danny: “I had two wonderful seasons on ‘The Voice’ and as everybody knows I gave it my heart and soul and couldn’t be more proud of the show and what we have achieved”.

Inconsolable in the face of an increasingly unreachable coaching tally, BBC controller Mark Linsey, admits: “‘The Voice’ coaches are all current music stars with recording and touring careers to manage alongside the show and we know this can be difficult to juggle”.

Of the show’s four original coaches, only and Tom Jones are still to confirm their place in its third series.