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Gavin Rossdale speaks out over The Voice U.K. axing

Gavin Rossdale had been kept awake at night with "cold sweats" over whether he should return to The Voice U.K.

Gavin Rossdale has finally addressed his sacking from The Voice U.K. coaching panel.

The Bush frontman joined the talent show when it moved to its new home of ITV, after five seasons on rival British TV channel BBC, where he sat alongside Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones and will.i.am in the famed red swivel chairs.

Following rumours that Gavin had been axed from the programme, the musician has now confirmed the news but insisted that he had a "great experience".

"I had an amazing time on the show I loved it, I love all the people on there. Especially Tom," he told The Associated Press, adding that he wasn't too upset by the decision. "It's O.K., it's showbiz. I'm fully grown, I understand how it works."

The 51-year-old added that in recent months he had been facing a dilemma about returning to the show, and had been kept awake at night with "cold sweats". Specifically, he worried about how the commitment may impact his three sons - Kingston, 11, Zuma, nine, and three-year-old Apollo - whom he shares with ex-wife Gwen Stefani.

"I've got to focus on them and if I was going to do The Voice it would have been really, really challenging to do anything else," the star explained.

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Meanwhile, Gavin is now turning his attention to Bush's upcoming tour of the U.K. and Europe, which kicks off in London on 21 September. Bush unveiled their album Black and White Rainbows in March, and the frontman shares that he's now "fallen in love again" with rock music.

McFly star Danny Jones, who appeared on The Voice Kids, is the current favourite to replace Gavin in the hot seat for the 2018 line-up.

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