Renee Bargh and Darren McMullen have been announced as the new hosts of The Voice Australia. 

Channel Nine revealed the news on Friday, with the pair set to front the show alongside superstar coaches, Kelly Rowland, Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem and Boy George. 

It comes after former host Sonia Kruger, 54, quit the Nine Network live on Today Extra in November to go to Seven, after being offered ‘more than $1million a year.’

Move over, Sonia! Renee Bargh (pictured) and Darren McMullen will be hosting The Voice Australia this year... after Kruger quit Channel Nine and moved to the Seven Network after being offered 'more than $1million a year'

Move over, Sonia! Renee Bargh (pictured) and Darren McMullen will be hosting The Voice Australia this year… after Kruger quit Channel Nine and moved to the Seven Network after being offered ‘more than $1million a year’

In a statement, Renee, 33, said that she’s excited to be back on Australian TV, being a host of hit American entertainment show, Extra.  

‘It’s an absolute dream come true to be heading home to Australia and joining The Voice family,’ Renee said. 

‘When it comes to entertainment television, it doesn’t get much bigger or more dynamic than The Voice.’

Gone! Former host Sonia Kruger, 54, (pictured) quit the Nine Network live on Today Extra in November to go to Seven, after being offered 'more than $1million a year'

Gone! Former host Sonia Kruger, 54, (pictured) quit the Nine Network live on Today Extra in November to go to Seven, after being offered ‘more than $1million a year’

New gig! In a statement, Renee, 33, said that she's excited to be back on Australian TV, being a host of hit American entertainment show, Extra

New gig! In a statement, Renee, 33, said that she’s excited to be back on Australian TV, being a host of hit American entertainment show, Extra

He's back! Darren, 37, (pictured) meanwhile, hosted the show from 2012 to 2015 and at one point, even co-hosted it alongside Sonia

He’s back! Darren, 37, (pictured) meanwhile, hosted the show from 2012 to 2015 and at one point, even co-hosted it alongside Sonia

She added: ‘I’ve always been a huge fan of the show and am looking forward to meeting the next wave of incredibly talented Aussie artists.’

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Darren, 37, meanwhile, hosted the show from 2012 to 2015 and at one point, even co-hosted it alongside Sonia. 

The Scot said that he’s looking forward to returning to the show as ‘nothing compares to the buzz you get from walking out onto The Voice stage.’

‘The seasons that I hosted were the most fun I’ve ever had in television, and I can’t wait to pick up the reigns again to front the biggest show in Australia,’ Darren said. 

Thrilled: The Scot said that he's looking forward to returning to the show as 'nothing compares to the buzz you get from walking out onto The Voice stage'

Thrilled: The Scot said that he’s looking forward to returning to the show as ‘nothing compares to the buzz you get from walking out onto The Voice stage’

Moving on: In November, Sonia Kruger quit the Nine Network live on air during Today Extra (pictured). The blonde, who had been a fixture at the network for eight years, broke down as she revealed her plans to 'do something new' and 'spread her wings'

Moving on: In November, Sonia Kruger quit the Nine Network live on air during Today Extra (pictured). The blonde, who had been a fixture at the network for eight years, broke down as she revealed her plans to ‘do something new’ and ‘spread her wings’

In November, Sonia Kruger quit the Nine Network live on air during Today Extra. 

The blonde, who had been a fixture at the network for eight years, broke down as she revealed her plans to ‘do something new’ and ‘spread her wings’, while her co-host David Campbell, 46, watched on in shock.

Sonia did not reveal where she was going, but said she had fond memories of her time at Nine. 

The announcement came after Daily Mail Australia reported that Sonia was defecting from Nine to the Seven Network, after being offered ‘more than $1million a year.’ 

‘After eight fabulous years, I’m leaving the show and the Nine Network. I have had an amazing time here,’ Sonia said at the time, as David pleaded for her not to cry.

‘I’ve been very privileged to work on some top-shelf programs and of course with you, David, here.’ 

‘And all of the team on the show, it’s been an absolute blast and its time for me to go and do something new. You know what it’s like Dave, you have to go and spread your wings.’

David cheekily replied: ‘No, I’m staying!’ 

Still on air! She soon confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that she was heading to rival network, Seven

Still on air! She soon confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that she was heading to rival network, Seven

She soon confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that she was heading to rival network, Seven. 

Her new salary at Seven is said to be a package worth as much as $4 million over three years, or $1.3 million per year.

Sonia signed on with Nine in late 2011. Nine had reportedly offered Sonia a new three-year contract worth over $1.5million, but negotiations hit a wall.

The mother-of-one hosted The Voice from 2015 to 2019. 

The lineup: Pictured (from left to right) are coaches Kelly Rowland, Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem and Boy George

The lineup: Pictured (from left to right) are coaches Kelly Rowland, Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem and Boy George



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