Coldplay’s Chris Martin is joining the hit US TV singing competition The Voice.
The English rocker will serve as a “special adviser”, according to a post on the band’s blog.
“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 Martin team up with the show’s already star-studded list of mentors, helping their teams of hopefuls to perfect their vocal techniques and other aspects of their performances.
Deadline reports Martin’s addition confirms executives at the hit show are planning a shift in the format, which will see the singer work as a coach in new “battle” rounds.
News of the job follows Martin 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 backburner.”
Paltrow has previously spoken about how the US 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.