The Voice host Carson Daly announced the news of Levine's exit on Friday's Today show. Levine was one of two original Voice judges who has been on every season of the show, along with Blake Shelton. Earlier this month, NBC announced Levine would be back next season. "Of course many viewers will miss watching his frenemy relationship with Blake Shelton," Daly said. "He'll always be a cherished member of The Voice family, and of course we wish him nothing but the best." Gwen Stefani will return after two years off from The Voice. She last appeared in Season 12 in early 2017. In an opinion piece on Wednesday, TVLine's Charlie Mason wrote that Levine should take a break from The Voice because he "didn’t seem to be all that into it this season" and "he lost a lot of face with the audience when he championed Reagan Strange over DeAndre Nico during Season 15." UPDATE: Adam Levine said on Instagram "it was time to move on," and expressed appreciation for Blake "F*ckin' Shelton," writing: " I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books." Shelton responded: "I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet. Gonna miss working with that idiot."