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Ricky Wilson (born Charles Richard Wilson 17.01.78) is an English singer/songwriter, known for his work as the lead singer of the band, Kaiser Chiefs.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Ricky Wilson has a net worth of 10 million USD.

Childhood: Ricky Wilson was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and attended Ghyll Royd Primary School in Burley-in-Wharfdale, before going on to Leeds Grammar School. He then went ahead and studied a BA degree in Graphic Arts and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University, earning his BA in 2000. 

Career: In the year 1996, Ricky Wilson was involved in the creation of the creation of a band called Parva, which went on to become Kaiser Chiefs in the year 2000. In 2005, Wilson appeared as a panellist on the BBC Two television show 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks', and appeared as a guest host on the show the following year. The following year, Wilson appeared and sang on the comedy talent show, 'Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice'. In 2009, he appeared on the show 'Shooting Stars'.

Also in 2009, Wilson made a small cameo role in the British film 'St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold', before having a background role in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1' in the following year. Wilson then began working on the stage musical 'Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - The New Generation', between November 2012 and January 2013. In 19th September 2013, Wilson announced that he would become one of the judges on the television talent show, 'The Voice'.



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Ricky Wilson Fighting To Save Local Emergency Room


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The Kaiser Chiefs frontman is backing a campaign to maintain the Accident and Emergency Department at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in West Yorkshire, England amid plans to shut the unit and relocate services to a town almost 10 (16.1 kilometres) miles away.

Ricky is urging fans to support the drive by signing a petition which could make sure the matter is debated by British politicians in Parliament.

He added a link to the petition on his Twitter.com page and added, "They're not asking for money. Just a signature... Link to Huddersfield A&E closure petition here... FYI (for your information) it's against the closure... Don't worry if you don't get the confirmation email straight away. If you sign it, it will come."

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Brit Awards 2016 - Nominations At The ITV Studios

Ricky Wilson - Brit Awards 2016 - Nominations at the ITV Studios at ITV Studios, Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 14th January 2016

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LCM A/W 2016 - Oliver Spencer - Front Row

Ricky Wilson - London Collections: Men A/W 2016 - Oliver Spencer - Front row at 180 Strand - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th January 2016

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Celebrities At BBC Radio 2

Ricky Wilson - Ricky Wilson pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 8th January 2016

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Stars Send Best Wishes To British Astronaut


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The launch on Tuesday morning marked the first time an official British astronaut has been sent to the International Space Station, where he will spend six months working on scientific experiments and educational projects.

Peake's mission sparked a surge of excitement in his native U.K., and a number of famous faces reached out to the former pilot to wish him luck.

"From one Rocket Man to another, good luck @astro_timpeake with your launch and mission! #Principia #spacerocks," tweeted Sir Elton.

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Global's Make Some Noise

Ricky Wilson - Global's Make Some Noise gala night held at Supernova - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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Ricky Wilson Quitting The Voice


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The Kaiser Chiefs frontman joined the TV talent show in 2013, but he's confirmed the upcoming 2016 series will be his final one in the famous red chair. The news comes after the BBC lost the rights to the programme, which was snapped up by ITV and will be aired on the channel from 2017.

"This is my last one anyway, yeah," he told Britain's The Mirror newspaper. "I was going to bow out gracefully. I don’t think ITV would want me. They would want to have a totally new show."

There has been a hot debate over whether the BBC should have put up a fight to keep the singing competition, after bosses at the station insisted they had no interest in entering a spat for the format with a commercial channel. Ricky suggests the BBC had every right to attempt to keep The Voice, especially as he believes wholeheartedly in the format.

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Will.i.am And Boy George Face Axe As The Voice Moves Channels


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The BBC currently owns the rights to the show, but in a statement released on Saturday (06Nov15) on Twitter.com, it was revealed the fifth series, due to air in January, 2016, will be the last on the network.

Mark Linsey, acting director of BBC Television, said bosses refused to get into a bidding war for the show, and it was eventually "poached by another broadcaster".

He added, "The BBC is incredibly proud of The Voice, but the fifth series which starts in January will be our last. We always said we wouldn't get into a bidding war or pay inflated prices to keep the show, and it's testament to how the BBC has built the programme up - and established it into a mainstay of the Saturday night schedule - that another broadcaster has poached it."

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Boy George Sensationally Claims He Slept With Prince


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‘The Voice’ judge Boy George brought filming for the BBC reality talent show to a halt by making the sensational claim that he once slept with Prince!

The ‘80s pop star and Culture Club singer is reported to have sent BBC production staff into such a frenzy that the shoot, in front of a studio audience, had to be temporarily shut down in the wake of the jaw-dropping claim, according to The Sun.

A source told the paper that the 54 year old singer’s revelation “sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming”.

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Ricky Wilson And David Tennant Dress Up To Cover Elton John Song


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The Kaiser Chiefs frontman hosts Britain's new music-themed panel show Bring The Noise, which debuts in the U.K. on Thursday night (22Oct15).

David was among the guests for the first episode, and he filmed a comedy skit with Ricky, covering Sir Elton's classic song Don't Go Breaking My Heart.

The former Doctor Who star wore a pink pinafore and a wig to play Kiki and sing with Ricky, who is dressed as the Rocket Man star in a 1970s-style costume.

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Tom Jones: 'I Don't Hate The Bbc'


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The Welsh music legend was booted from the line-up of the TV talent show ahead of the 2016 season.

He later won an apology from the BBC after telling of his disappointment about how the situation had been handled.

However, the story was back in headlines this week (beg05Oct15) after Tom aimed a foul-mouthed tirade at the corporation.

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Judges Paloma Faith And Boy George Reportedly Clash During 'The Voice' Auditions


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The new series of ‘The Voice’ is still months away from airing, but it appears new judges Paloma Faith and Boy George are not getting along too well. During auditions in Manchester earlier this week the two judges are said to have engaged in a heated argument, leaving Paloma in tears.

Boy GeorgeBoy George isn’t getting along too well with fellow ‘The Voice’ judge Paloma Faith.

According to The Mirror it all started when Paloma thought George was taking too long with his comments and the singer pretended to fall asleep and started snoring. When George called her up on it, Paloma said it was just banter, but he didn’t seem to see the funny side.

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Ricky Wilson Named Ambassador For Soccer Club Charity


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The Kaiser Chiefs frontman, who hails from Leeds, England, has signed up as the face of the Leeds United Foundation.

Bosses of the organisation aim to help residents from across the region and run a number of schemes for those with disabilities, soccer courses for needy youngsters, as well as education and health initiatives.

Wilson says of his new role, "Supporting the Foundation's work with the disabled, those with dementia, the unemployed, underprivileged children and the elderly is something I am incredibly proud to do. It's vital that we listen to and help our communities wherever we can and we will do as much as we can to help the Leeds United Foundation."

Nicole Scherzinger Teams Up With Sky 1

Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger, Ricky Wilson , Katherine Ryan - Sky 1 has announced a new music and comedy show, Bring the Noise, hosted by Ricky Wilson, with Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah as team captains, and comedian Katherine Ryan as a regular panellist throughout the series. Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah will head up two teams of three, with their guests taking part in rounds involving music trivia questions and games with musical set pieces, complete with a musical performance battle for the last round of each show. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 4th September 2015

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Nicole Scherzinger And Ricky Wilson Star In New Music Quiz Show


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The former Pussycat Dolls singer and the British rapper will head up two teams which will compete against each other to win points by answering music trivia questions, completing games, making promo parodies and going head-to-head in a performance battle.

Kaiser Chiefs rocker Wilson, who also works as a judge on reality TV series The Voice, will host the weekly show, which will feature celebrity teammates and musical guests.

Scherzinger says, "I'm so happy to be involved in this exciting, new, multi faceted show - it's like nothing out there. I'm looking forward to letting loose, sharing some hidden talents and just having some fun!"

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Ricky Wilson

Date of birth

17th February, 1978

Occupation

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