Blake Shelton jokes Kelly Clarkson got Adam Levine FIRED from The Voice two years after Maroon 5 singer's abrupt exit

BLAKE Shelton joked that Kelly Clarkson got Adam Levine FIRED from The Voice two years after Maroon 5 singer's abrupt exit.

The father of two joined the judging panel on The Voice when the show premiered on NBC in 2011 before quitting six years later.

During last night's episode of The Voice, contestant Keegan Ferrell auditioned with the song She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5.

In the end, Blake and Kelly turned around and battled it out to get Keegan on his team.

However, Blake used his friendship with Adam to try and get Keegan on his team.

The country star said: "First of all, I happen to be buddies with the guy who wrote and sang that song, and I want you to look, for just a second, at this coaching panel.

"Take note at who's missing, and who's in that chair. Now I'm not saying that Kelly Clarkson got Adam fired, but … he's gone, and she's sitting there, OK?

Despite Kelly protesting and saying she had nothing to do with Adam leaving, Blake continued: "This network stands for Nothing But Clarkson. If Maroon 5 inspires you, I don't know that I would pick a coach who is their arch-nemesis."

The other judges – John Legend and Nick Jonas – also ganged up against the mom of two.

"See what I heard was that Blake and John approved of me coming into the show but Kelly had the last word," Nick said.

"They're all liars!" Kelly yelled before adding that she toured with Maroon 5 which proved her friendship with the family man.

Back in December, Adam shut down any hopes that he would be returning to the singing competition show as he trolled his best friend, Blake, with a series of Instagram posts.

Adam participated in a Q&A session with fans and when asked if he was interested in returning as a judge on The Voice, Adam said: "No thank you."

Another fan asked if he missed Blake, 44, who he had a memorable bromance with on the competition reality show.

The Maroon 5 lead singer responded: "Blake who?”

The Voice-themed questions continued when another person asked which of Blake's albums is his “favorites."

Adam teasingly replied: “Who is this Blake you speak of?”

The singer joined the judging panel on The Voice when the show premiered on NBC in 2011.

He remained on the show for 16 seasons before he announced his decision to leave The Voice in May 2019.

Adam shared on Instagram at the time: "[The Voice] went on to be a life-shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.

“Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I’ll always cherish for the rest of my life. Thank you to every single coach I ever sat in those chairs with. That is [a] shared experience that is singularly ours."

He continued: "We have that for life. Thank you to everyone who supported this long strange and amazing left turn into a place I never thought I’d go.”

The Sugar singer, who won three seasons of the show, thanked the "loyal" fans of the show as he wrote: “There’s literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING… What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much.”

No longer appearing on the show has given Adam more time to focus on his marriage and raising his kids.

Adam married Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, 32, in July 2014.

The couple share two daughters: four-year-old Dusty Rose and two-year-old Gio Grace.

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