Gwen Stefani may be joining The Voice as a judge for the upcoming seventh season. Reports suggest Stefani is close to signing a deal with the show's network, NBC, to appear as a judge on The Voice for one season.

Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani is rumoured to be joining The Voice as a judge in the upcoming seventh season.

Stefani, according to reports in The Wrap, appears to be filling in for Christina Aguilera who is currently expecting her second child. Aguilera has served as a judge for the show since 2011 but is taking time off during her pregnancy. She is expected to return for the eighth season of the show so Stefani may be a temporary replacement. 

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Aguilera's baby bump is beginning to show and she is expecting her second child at around the time The Voice season 7 will begin shooting. So timing is not ideal! Aguilera recently shared a picture of her well-disguised bump on Twitter whilst she was visiting New York with her fiancé Matt Rutler. 

Stefani is certainly a suitable choice to join the judging panel as her music career is as impressive as Aguilera's. The 44-year-old was with the band No Doubt before launching a successful solo career in the noughties. 

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Stefani, should reports prove founded, is not the only new judge to be appearing in the seventh season of The Voice as Pharrell Williams has also been signed by NBC. He will be replacing Cee Lo Green. Green announced back in February that he would be leaving the show and earlier this month it was confirmed Williams would be filling his vacated judging seat. Williams and possibly Stefani will join the two existing judges, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, in June for season 7 of The Voice

Watch Gwen Stefani's music video for her 2004 hit 'Hollaback Girl':