Reba McEntire was officially named as Blake Shelton‘s successor in the big red chair on “The Voice” when the show comes back for Season 24.
ETOnline actually asked Reba back in January who could fill Blake’s shoes once he left – and she played it off, not acknowledging the fact that she knew just the person – and it was her! Reba said at the time, “Who could fill Blake’s shoes? To fill Blake’s chair? Wow. That’s gonna be tough. He did a great job, and kudos to him.”
Now that the news is official, ETOnline called her out on her little white lies, and then asked the follow-up question: did she confide in Blake, get his advice on taking the job? Reba admitted that Blake was nosing around about it. “He kept asking if I was gonna do it, so I couldn’t tell him that I was gonna do it, because they say he can’t keep a secret!”
Blake’s final two episodes on “The Voice” will be next Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. PT/ET on NBC. Season 24 is set to premiere this fall and will air on Mondays (8/7c) and Tuesdays (9/8c). The show will also stream the next day on Peacock.