It has been confirmed that Gwen Stefani will be taking over from the pregnant Christina Aguilera for the upcoming seventh season of The Voice US.

Stefani will be introduced to viewers with a performance of her hit Hollaback Girl during the May 5 episode.

The other new Voice coach, Pharrell Williams, will also be introduced on the night with a performance of his new single Come Get It Bae.

Network NBC said that Aguilera will return for season eight of the show.