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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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Will.i.am Confirms He'll Be On 'The Voice' When It Moves To ITV


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‘The Voice’ coach Will.i.am has confirmed he’ll be staying on with the show when it moves to ITV next year. The Black Eyed Peas main man has been with the show since its first series in 2012 and has seen a revolving door of fellow music stars join him on the panel.

Will.i.amWill.i.am will be retuning to ‘The Voice’.

Will will also be a coach on spin-ff show ‘The Voice Kids’, which is aimed at 7 to 14 year olds. In a statement he said: “I’m delighted to be continuing ‘The Voice UK’ on ITV and being a voice of direction and guidance for the usual suspects, and I’m thrilled to add ‘The Voice Kids’ to the mix.”

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Aladdin Theatre Production Press Night

Ricky Wilson - Aladdin theatre production press night - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th June 2016

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Aladdin Theatre Production And Press Night

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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Aladdin The Musical Press Night

Ricky Wilson - Aladdin the Musical Press Night - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th June 2016

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Kaiser Chiefs Reveal New Dance Direction On 'Parachute', Announce New Album


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Kaiser Chiefs have surprised their fans with a rather different sounding new song called ‘Parachute’, on the day they announced a new album and a huge show in London next month.

Unveiling their first album in over two years, which will be called Stay Together and is set for an undisclosed release date in summer 2016, the Leeds band unleashed a new single that has split opinion among fans, demonstrating a new electronic direction and produced by Brian Higgins, the man behind the Xenomania production team responsible for a lot of noughties chart pop.

Kaiser ChiefsKaiser Chiefs performing at Kendal Calling Festival 2015

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Peaky Blinders Preview Screening

Ricky Wilson - Peaky Blinders preview screening held at BFI Southbank - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd May 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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Last Year's Winner Of 'The Voice' Goes Back To Work As A Fireman After Disappointing Record Sales


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Steve McCrorie, the most recent winner of BBC talent show ‘The Voice’, is leaving the music industry less than a year after his victory to return to work as a fireman. The news comes as ‘The Voice’ prepares to crown a new winner, while suffering from falling ratings and two contestants quitting the show before the live finals.

Ricky WilsonSteve McCrorie was mentored on ‘The Voice’ by Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson.

According to The Sun, McCrorie has has called time on his music career to go back to being a fireman in Fife, so he can provide for his wife Amy, 29, and daughter Bibi, three. McCrorie is also now off the books of music PR firm APB.

Continue reading: Last Year's Winner Of 'The Voice' Goes Back To Work As A Fireman After Disappointing Record Sales

Is Robbie Williams Set To Join 'The Voice'?


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Robbie Williams is reportedly being considered to take a judge’s seat on ‘The Voice’ as part of a massive revamp of the talent show, once it moves from BBC to ITV. According to The Daily Star, ITV thinks Robbie ‘ticks all the boxes’ and would be a perfect fit for the judging panel.

Robbie WilliamsCould Robbie Williams soon be seen on ‘The Voice’?

An insider told the newspaper: “X Factor have been courting Robbie for years but The Voice team think they have a better chance because their filming schedule is shorter, and it allows him to concentrate on other projects.”

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'The Voice' Contestant Beth Morris Forced To Leave Show Over Drug Use


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Beth Morris, a contestant on BBC singing contest ‘The Voice’ has left the show after admitting to using cocaine during rehearsals. The 26-year-old was being mentored by judge Paloma Faith in the contest and released a statement saying she was “truly sorry” for letting her fans down.

Paloma Faith‘The Voice’ mentor, Paloma Faith.

In a statement Morris said: “Two years ago I realised that I had a problem with drugs. I was using them to cope with various issues I was going through at the time. I thought they would help me, but they were making the situation worse.”

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Voice Secret Gig

Ricky Wilson - Judges from BBC's The Voice arrive for a secret gig, London, Britain - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

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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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'The Voice' Contestant Wows With Incredible 13 Stone Weight Loss


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Viewers of ‘The Voice’ were left astounded last night (February 13th) when one contestant shared his incredible weight loss story. Rick Snowdon, 29, appeared on the BBC singing competition after shedding over 13 stone, by beating his sugar addiction and focusing on music.

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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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Ricky Wilson

Date of birth

17th February, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

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