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'.
The Welsh singer was replaced as a judge on the talent show earlier this month.
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 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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Some hopefuls for the BBC reality show had their dreams shattered on Monday, due to an unfortunate IT mishap.
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 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.
The veteran singer will not be returning to the BBC talent show for its fifth season.
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 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 takes Rita Ora's already-vacated spot; Sir Tom dropped in favour of Boy George for series five in 2016.
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 Faith has been confirmed as a judge on 'The Voice UK'
Ricky Wilson has confirmed his split from his girlfriend of five years, Lesley Williams.
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.
Ricky Wilson has confirmed his split from Lesley Williams.
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Two unfortunate incidents have befallen Ricky Wilson this week. The 37-year-old singer was reportedly ejected from the Brit Awards and, in a separate incident, was accidentally punched in the face.
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.
Ricky Wilson at the 2015 Brit Awards.
The singer's choice of outfit for Monday's appearance on BBC's 'The One Show' left little to the imagination.
Rita Ora’s cleavage has triggered a deluge of complaints to the BBC after the pop star appeared on ‘The One Show’.
The 24 year old singer was a guest on the primetime evening programme on Monday (5th January) wearing a plunging white suit that, with nothing underneath, veered a little too much to the risqué side for some people’s tastes. The BBC confirmed that it received 424 complaints from the viewing public, most claiming that Rita’s revealing outfit was not appropriate for family tea-time viewing.
Rita Ora pictured with fellow 'The Voice' judge Will.i.am, both of whom appeared on Monday's 'The One Show'
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Kaiser Chief's frontman Ricky Wilson is still unsure whether or not he will return for the fourth series of 'The Voice UK'.
Ricky Wilson, a popular coach on The Voice UK, has revealed he hasn’t yet been signed on to return to the talent show for the next series. When asked by The Sun whether he would be returning for the next season of the show, Wilson replied, “I haven’t been asked yet, for a start.”
It's still unclear whether Ricky Wilson will return to The Voice UK
Wilson indicated that fellow coach Kylie Minogue’s decision to leave the show may impact his own decision on whether or not to return. “It would be weird doing it without Kylie,” Wilson explained, “She helped me get over the edge…Kylie, Tom Jones and Will.I.Am were a huge part of the experience. If I do it again I will definitely miss her.”
Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice after just one season.
Signing up Kylie Minogue for The Voice was the BBC's way of proving that this singing contest - with its spinning chairs and blind auditions - could pack as much of a punch as The X-Factor, despite losing Danny O'Donoghue and Jessie J following its second season. The Australian was certainly a marquee signing, and alongside Tom Jones and Will.i.am (and the fella from Kaiser Chiefs), the BBC show had a judging line-up that could rival that of its ITV rival.
Jermaine Jackman Won 'The Voice'
Now, The Voice executives are on the hunt for another big name to fill the gap left by Minogue, who has quit the show after just one season to focus on her live touring.
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Ricky Wilson's appearance on The Voice looks to have positively affected the Kaiser Chiefs album sales
The Kaiser Chiefs have successfully bounced back after the departure of drummer and primary songwriter Nick Hodgson, by taking the No.1 album spot with their latest effort Education, Education, Education & War.
Kaiser Chiefs are No.1 in the album chart
Buoyed by the popularity of Ricky Wilson on The Voice, the Leeds rockers narrowly outsold X Factor winner Sam Bailey.
Continue reading: Despite Nick Hodgson's Exit, The Kaiser Chiefs Score No.1 Album