NBC's hit singing competition show The Voice just announced that last season's fan-favorite judge Gwen Stefani would be returning for next season — as a mentor on her boyfriend Blake Shelton's team!
However, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned from a production insider, "Bosses working on the show were really left with no other choice than to bring Gwen back on!"
Three months ago, viewers were shocked to learn that Stefani, 46, was being replaced by "Dirty" veteran judge, Christina Aguilera, 35, on The Voice.
But according to the insider, no one was as shocked as the 46-year-old "Cool" singer's country music superstar boyfriend, who allegedly "threw a huge hissy fit after Gwen was replaced by Christina."
"He told them that he was considering leaving if they didn't bring her back," the source told Radar.
"But the execs knew that Blake was bluffing, thankfully. This is such a huge source of income for Blake and America loves him so they came up with a plan to bring Gwen back on as a mentor on Blake's team."
"It's a win-win situation really," the insider added. "If it doesn't work out between Blake and Gwen, than she simply stops mentoring. And if it does, well their mentoring sessions will give fans a glimpse inside their relationship."
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