Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs will join Virgin Radio as host of the “drivetime” show.

Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson joined Virgin Radio as host of the station’s show.

The singer previously participated in television as a judge on the talent show The Voice, which he joined in 2013 and left two years later.

He will now host Virgin Radio UK’s weekly show from 4pm to 7pm from January 9 next year. He had filled in for Chris Evans on the station’s breakfast show on several occasions.

In a statement, Wilson said: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to start working with Virgin Radio. Music is my biggest passion, but I’m really excited to be having fun in a fun and creative space for driving time.

“Also, I will be working with some amazing and talented people who were some of my radio heroes. Most of them have interviewed me and now I will be able to work with them, including Chris, who probably interviewed me more than mine. Virgin Radio’s listeners are amazing, so I’m excited to entertain you all in the new year.”

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Earlier this month, Wilson apologized to fans for his performance at the Kaiser Chiefs show in London on Saturday, November 5, explaining that he was “relying on old drinking habits.”

Some fans who attended the concert at the O2 complained on social media that the concert was “total crap”, with Wilson “completely drunk” and “forgetting the lyrics”.

The singer then issued a statement (via The Sun) apologizing for his behaviour.

“I don’t want to make lame excuses, I’ve encountered some challenges in this life that have guided me, and I’ve stayed above them with the support I’ve always had around me,” the message began.

“The truth is that I made a mistake on Saturday night at the O2, and based on old drinking habits, it’s a mistake that has upset and disappointed many of you, including some of those closest to me.”

He added: “I try to pride myself on not letting people down and it looks like I let myself down on that the other night. I’m doing whatever it takes to make sure that doesn’t happen again. And I will continue to do so.”

Earlier this month, Kaiser Chiefs shared their new single “How 2 Dance.”

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