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BBC re-commissions The Voice

By | Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014

The Voice

The BBC has confirmed that its bought-in singing show ‘The Voice’ is to linger on, like a waft of bad cologne, for another couple of years at least. Execs at the Beeb have signed on to air two further UK series of the non-looks-orientated pop franchise on top of its current third season, which has done reasonably ‘okay’ ratings-wise lately, having drawn 9.41 million viewers at its peak.

Speaking ahead of series three’s gripping finale, which is happening this weekend, BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore says: “It’s been fantastic to see ‘The Voice’ return in top form to kick start BBC One’s brilliant year so far, the new [judging] line-up has really connected with audiences and I look forward to it returning to the channel next year”.

Meanwhile, Mark Linsey, Entertainment Commissioning Controller at the BBC, adds this: “‘The Voice’ has really cemented itself as hugely popular on BBC One Saturday nights and I am delighted that we will be dusting down the iconic red chairs for another airing next year”.

Charlotte, Mark and co are still to confirm which, if any, of the four current ‘Voice’ coaches, aka Kylie Minogue, Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and, will return to the show in 2015. The gossip so far on that front is that Kylie is likely to leave following this year’s series finale, having realised, quite late in the day I’d say, that she is too famous to even be in the same room as Ricky Wilson.