The Voice Australia coaches 'demand more than $1MILLION each in bid for equal salaries'

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The Voice Australia coaches ‘demand more than $1MILLION each in a bid for equal salaries’… after Guy Sebastian found the pay disparity ‘unfair’

The Voice Australia coaches have reportedly banded together to demand equal salaries from Channel Seven ‘in excess of $1million each’, should the same panel return for the 2023 season.

According to Woman’s Day, Guy Sebastian, 40, has spearheaded the union of coaches after finding the current pay disparity to be ‘unfair’.

While he, Keith Urban, 54, and Rita Ora, 31, are said to be on salaries that make up most of the talent budget, the trio are apparently lobbying on behalf of Jessica Mauboy, 32, who is rumoured to be earning the ‘lowest’ amount.

Solidarity: The Voice Australia coaches have reportedly banded together to demand equal salaries from Channel Seven'in excess of $1million each', should the same panel return for the 2023 season. (Pictured L-R: Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy)

Solidarity: The Voice Australia coaches have reportedly banded together to demand equal salaries from Channel Seven ‘in excess of $1million each’, should the same panel return for the 2023 season. (Pictured L-R: Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy)

‘All four coaches are currently on very different pay terms and all of them, particularly Guy, think it’s unfair and unsustainable,’ an insider told the magazine.

‘After being on the series for some time, he knows it survives on the dynamic and chemistry of the coaches. He’s quietly confident their demands will be met.’

According to the publication, the coaches might ‘walk away from their red chairs’ next season should their demands be rejected.

Leader: According to Woman's Day, Guy Sebastian (pictured) has spearheaded the union of coaches after finding the current pay disparity to be'unfair'

Leader: According to Woman’s Day, Guy Sebastian (pictured) has spearheaded the union of coaches after finding the current pay disparity to be ‘unfair’

The group is said to be demanding $1million each after being inspired by the cast of Friends, who in 2002 rallied together to ensure they were paid equally for the last two seasons of the show.

As Jessica is rumoured to be receiving the lowest salary, her fellow coaches are said to believe she ‘deserves more’.

‘They all love Jess. They think she’s the heart and soul of the show. In fact, they all love working together and are happy to keep going for as long as there’s an audience, however they believe it’s time to close that pay gap,’ the insider added.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for comment.  

Rumours: Jessica Mauboy (pictured) is rumoured to be on the lowest salary, and her fellow coaches believe she'deserves more'

Rumours: Jessica Mauboy (pictured) is rumoured to be on the lowest salary, and her fellow coaches believe she ‘deserves more’

The Voice has proved to be a hit for Seven, toppling Nine’s Lego Masters and 10’s MasterChef Australia in the ratings when it launched last month.

The premiere of the singing competition was the most-watched entertainment show of the night.

The reality series topped the demographics and pulled in 843,000 metro viewers.

The figure put it ahead of Lego Masters’ premiere, which had just 672,000 viewers.

Meanwhile, MasterChef Australia pulled in just 545,000 viewers for its first episode.

Success: The Voice has proved to be a hit for Seven, toppling Nine's Lego Masters and 10's MasterChef Australia in the ratings when it launched last month

Success: The Voice has proved to be a hit for Seven, toppling Nine’s Lego Masters and 10’s MasterChef Australia in the ratings when it launched last month

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