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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 and the rest of Kaiser Chiefs perform live at the SSE Hydro as part of the Clyde 1 Live event. - SECC, Glasgow, Scotland - Sunday 18th December 2016

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Ricky Wilson at the 2016 Fashion Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th December 2016

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Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson and his band The Kaiser Chiefs perform at Boardmasters Festival - Day 4 - Newquay, United Kingdom - Saturday 13th August 2016

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Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson - Stars gather for the press night of the new Disney production of Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre London at Prince Edward Theatre, Disney - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th June 2016

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Former Liberty X Singer Kevin Simm Wins 'The Voice' 2016


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Kevin Simm has been crowned this year’s winner of BBC talent show ‘The Voice’, beating rival Jolan to take the crown. The 35-year-old is a talent show veteran, having previously appeared on 2001 BBC show ‘Popstars’, where he formed group Liberty X with Michelle Heaton, Tony Lundon, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young.

Kevin SimmKevin Simm has won ‘The Voice’ 2016.

After his victory was announced, the father of two said: "I can't believe it. I'm so grateful to everyone who has voted for me. I couldn't have dreamed this would happen, especially at my ripe old age.” In the early 2000s Simm had enjoyed 10 consecutive top 20 singles with Liberty X. But after the group split in 2007 he had been reduced to £100 a night gigs to provide for his family.

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BBC Denies 'The Voice' Is Fixed After Paloma Faith's "Misquoted" Revelations


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The BBC has issued a swift denial that its reality singing competition ‘The Voice’ is a fix, after Paloma Faith was widely reported as having said that the elimination process had been pre-determined.

The 34 year old English singer, a judge on the show, was said to have told The Mirror on Sunday evening (March 6th) that this weekend’s shock decision to get rid of former Liberty X singer Kevin Simms, after the battle round against 17 year old Faith Nelson, was pre-arranged because she knew that her fellow judge Ricky Wilson would “steal” him for his team if she opted to get rid of him.

Paloma FaithPaloma Faith attending a Brit Awards afterparty in February 2016

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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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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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BBC Boss Sorry To Have Upset Tom Jones Over 'The Voice' Axe


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Danny Cohen, the BBC’s Director of television has said he feels ‘sorry’ that Tom Jones was upset after the singer was dropped as a judge on talent ‘The Voice’ earlier this month. Following his axing Jones had hit out at the BBC in a Facebook post, saying he had been dropped from the show without ‘conversation or consultation’ by the BBC.

Tom JonesTom Jones was axed from ‘The Voice’ earlier this month.

“I’ve got huge respect for Tom and I’m truly sorry he’s upset, really sorry,” Mr Cohen said. “I’m a big fan of his, I think he’s a gentleman and an extraordinary figure in music and you’ll have seen the huge respect all the artists on The Voice have had for him throughout.”

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'The Voice' Accidentally Dumps 500 Remaining Contestants Thanks To Email Error


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The 500 remaining contestants for BBC series ‘The Voice’ thought that their talent show dreams were well and truly over on Monday, when they all received an email message telling them they hadn't made the cut. According to The Mirror, the email was mistakenly sent out to all 500 of the show’s hopefuls instead of the 300 who were actually being axed from the competition.

Boy GeorgeBoy George is one of the new judges for ‘The Voice’s’ sixth season.

The newspaper reports that BBC IT experts released the error a few hours after the emails were sent meaning bosses were forced to ‘frantically ring round some 200 contestants’ to let them know they still had a place in the competition.

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Tom Jones Hits Out At The BBC After Being Axed From 'The Voice'


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Tom Jones has spoken out after being dropped as a judge from BBC talent show ‘The Voice’ ahead of its fifth series. Yesterday the Beeb announced a shake-up on the series' judging panel, which saw Jones axed and Paloma Faith and Boy George brought in.

tom jonesTom Jones has been axed from the upcoming series of ‘The Voice’.

In a post on his official Facebook page the veteran singer said he was told on Thursday he would not be returning to the show without ‘conversation or consultation’ by the BBC. ‘In good faith, as part of the team, I’d put the time in my schedule to be involved in Series 5, as I’ve done so for the last 4 years,’ Jones wrote.

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Paloma Faith And Boy George In, Sir Tom Jones Out In 'The Voice' Shake Up


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The British edition of ‘The Voice’ has revealed its line-up of judges for the upcoming fifth season, with one surprise change in store. As has been widely tipped, Paloma Faith will be taking up the vacant seat left by Rita Ora, who defected to ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ earlier this year.

But, despite recently saying how much he was looking forward to coming back for another season, the legendary Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones has been axed from the BBC show to be replaced with Culture Club singer Boy George.

Paloma FaithPaloma Faith has been confirmed as a judge on 'The Voice UK'

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Ricky Wilson and Kaiser Chiefs - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 1st June 2015

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Ricky Wilson Confirms Split From Girlfriend Of Five Years


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Ricky Wilson has split up from his girlfriend of five years, Lesley Williams. The 37-year-old Kaiser Chiefs frontman confirmed their separation in an interview with a British tabloid, published on Saturday (14th March). The former couple have decided to go their separate ways after they struggled to adjust to Wilson's new found levels of fame, as a result of his judging position on The Voice.

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Ricky Wilson has confirmed his split from Lesley Williams.

Read More: Ricky Wilson's Week Goes From Bad To Worse: Punched By The Voice Contestant & Reportedly Ejected From Brits.

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Ricky Wilson's Week Goes From Bad To Worse: Punched By 'The Voice' Contestant & Reportedly Ejected From Brits


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It's not been a good week for Ricky Wilson. The Kaiser Chief frontman was ejected from the Brits on Wednesday (25th February) and was accidently punched in the face whilst filming The Voice, the episode of which aired on Saturday (18th February). 37-year-old Wilson attended the Brit Awards on Wednesday and a source, speaking to The Mirror, claim his night ended in a less glamorous fashion than the majority of his counterparts. Wilson was allegedly rowing with a female companion outside the O2 Arena in London and, when he attempted to re-enter the arena, was refused entry by security.

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Ricky Wilson at the 2015 Brit Awards.

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Date of birth

17th February, 1978

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Sex

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