Martin advising The Voice

Chris Martin has signed on as a “special adviser” to the show’s contestants.

Chris Martin is joining The Voice.

The Coldplay rocker will serve as a “special adviser” on the hit US TV singing competition, according to a post on the band’s blog published on Tuesday.

“Good evening. We’re pleased to report that Chris is to work with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira as a Key Adviser on this season’s The Voice on NBC in the US,” read the announcement.

The position will see Chris team up with the show’s already star-studded list of mentors, helping their teams of superstar hopefuls to perfect their vocal techniques and other aspects of their performances.

Deadline reports Chris’ addition confirms executives at the hit show are planning a shift in the format, which will see Chris work as a coach in new “battle” rounds.

News of the job follows Chris and wife Gwyneth Paltrow’s move from London to Los Angeles with their two children, Apple and Moses, last year.

Rumours surfaced in February the Coldplay frontman was keen to return to the UK, although a return now seems unlikely.

“Chris has told Gwyneth he wants to move back to his native England with their two children, Apple and Moses, once the school year is over,” a source previously told RadarOnline.

“He hasn’t been happy living in Los Angeles because Chris just isn’t into the Hollywood scene. Since moving to LA, Chris has been away from the band, and he has essentially put his career on the back burner.”

Gwyneth has previously spoken about how the stateside move was an “experiment” and she’s said to be hopeful her children can reinvent themselves, a luxury she reportedly deems necessary for child development.
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Wednesday, 19. March 2014