Having appeared on the show severally as a guest, organisers must have seen that award-winning singer, John Legend would make a great coach.

So, when Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of Legend joining the show as coach for season 16, we were excited, and he is loving it too.

“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice,’” Legend said.

“I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL.”

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Legend will take over the spot currently held by Jennifer Hudson, who will serve as a coach on Season 15, which debuts on Sept. 24.

He joins returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton, and host Carson Daly for Season 16 which launches this spring.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television.

The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.

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