ITV SCHEDULE SHAKE-UP AS STARSTRUCK DISPLACES THE VOICE UK

ITV is set to shake-up its Saturday night schedule from January, with new series Starstruck taking The Voice UK's slot post-The Masked Singer in the new year.




As confirmed by ITV, Starstruck will now air in 2022 and is expected to displace The Voice UK. This means that The Voice UK will - presumably - now air after BGT in the early Summer, or bumped right back to the Autumn.


Information on both shows can be found below. ITV declined to comment further on scheduling decisions.



STARSTRUCK

Starstruck will see ordinary members of the public with an exceptional talent team up to transform into some of the world’s biggest music icons from Amy Winehouse to Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie to Lady Gaga, Marvin Gaye to Michael Buble, and many more in between.


Award-winning singer and actress Sheridan Smith, Queen frontman Adam Lambert, comedian Jason Manford and the UK’s leading soulstress and musical theatre star Beverley Knight join the panel on Starstruck, with Olly Murs confirmed as the host.



The format sees sees four teams of three battle it out each week to win the vote of our expert judging panel and virtual audience for a coveted place in the final and to be in with the chance of winning a whopping £50,000.


THE VOICE UK

Hopefuls looking for a shot at stardom will take to the stage in a bid to be crowned this series’ winner, securing a recording contract with Universal’s label UMOD.



In the search for the next singing sensation - Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am - have once again assumed their roles as the superstar Coaches and returned to their seats in the most iconic chairs on television. Much-loved television presenter Emma Willis returns as host, and will once again preside over all of the action.


This series will also see a fresh new addition to the format - The Callbacks - where hopeful contestants that made it through the Blind Auditions will battle it out to earn their place in the Semi-Final.