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Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green return to 'The Voice' 

May 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM ET

Image: Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green
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Original "Voice" coaches CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera will be back on the show next season.

It's official! NBC announced on Friday that original "Voice" coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green are returning to the fall cycle of the show. They will be once again seated alongside fellow coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.

"We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green rejoin Blake and Adam for cycle five, and we’re pleased to announce that the original four coaches are going to be back together in the fall," Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late-night programming, said in a statement. "They’re the reason this show was launched so strong for the first three cycles and we owe them a debt of gratitude."

Telegdy also noted that new coaches Shakira and Usher -- who joined the show just this season -- will be back for the Spring 2014 cycle, which will premiere after the Winter Olympics.

"I am so thrilled that our 'Voice' family has grown from four coaches to six," said executive producer Mark Burnett. "The coaching panel of Christina, CeeLo, Adam and Blake was at the heart of this show in its first three seasons and we are so lucky to have found equal success with Shakira and Usher in season four. Our best seasons are ahead of us."

Aguilera and Green both announced in September that they were taking this season off. Aguilera wanted to promote her new album, "Lotus," and tour to support it, while Green wanted to work on new music and a scripted comedy about his life.

Are you excited to have Christina and CeeLo back? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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