While making an appearance on Watch What Happens Live!, Reba confirmed she turned down the chance to be on the panel and Blake has been a mainstay on the show ever since.
“It is very true,” she said. “It was a very popular show in Holland, I’m pretty sure, and I watched the tape, and I said, ‘No, I’m going to pass on that,’ because I don’t think I could ever be able to tell somebody that they’re terrible or go find another job or hope you like your nighttime job. I couldn’t do that day in and day out. I just couldn’t do it. So I did pass on it.”
“Blake is the perfect choice. He’s done a wonderful job,” she said of the original coach, whose fame increased thanks to the reality competition series.
Fans are now pointing out that Reba turning down the show is a huge deal because it caused Blake to eventually meet his now-fiancee, Gwen Stefani! Gwen joined the show later on in The Voice‘s run and now they are engaged to be married!