Christina Aguilera Says She Will Return To The Voice A "Stronger Coach"

2 November 2012, 15:59 | Updated: 2 November 2012, 16:04

The 'Dirrty' singer admits her break from the US reality show will be beneficial.

Christina Aguilera has revealed that she thinks her planned time away from the Voice will enable her to become a "stronger coach" when she eventually makes her return.

It was announced back in September that both Cee Lo Green and the 'Your Body' singer will step down from their position on the reality show as they both pursue new albums and musical projects.

"It's very interesting, because it won't really in time be that much of a break," revealed the female star to Billboard. "It'll barely allow me to sort of get back to my fans, maybe see them on the road, have some tour dates possibly."

She continued: "It's a much-needed time though, because being out on the road and experiencing my fans, I'll also be able to come back a stronger coach."

Usher and Shakira will be replacing the two artists on the fourth season of the show, and the R&B star recently revealed how much he can't wait to get started and "loves" being a mentor.

Christina has also recently been facing criticism by some media sources over her weight gain, with fellow The Voice coach Adam Levine defending her during a press conference this past week.

 "Of course I have her back, of course I defend her. It's not nice to just have your bread and butter be trashing other people," he said. "That's bullying."