THE VOICE UK: OLLY MURS DROPPED FROM COACHING LINE-UP
Olly Murs has revealed that's he's been dropped from the 2024 series of The Voice UK after six series. Murs will appear on this year's pre-recorded series later this year.
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 Records as well as winning a massive £50,000 cash prize and a luxury holiday.
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.
However, this will be Olly Murs' last series as a coach. He told The Sun: "I’m gutted. I got the call last week to say I won’t be back on the show, and it’s a bit of a shock, to be honest. I didn’t really expect that to come. But I don’t want to sit here like other artists might, and shine and gloss this up and say, ‘It was my decision’. I don’t want to do that...
"I don’t want to bulls**t my fans or bulls**t people who watch the show, and say, ‘Oh, it was an amicable decision to leave — I’ve got lots of things on next year, I can’t do it any more’. Genuinely, I accept their decision, and they’ll find someone great, I’m sure. But am I going to miss it? Yeah."
ITV tease a 'refreshed' format by widening the age bracket, including more "loveable characters who give the coaches (and the viewers) real belly laughs". The new series will also see the coaches travelling to the auditions in a 'karaoke party bus'.
In a series of firsts, series 12 has it's first chair swap where Will-i-am gives up his seat to Emma Willis to experience a blind audition, plus production have opened the competition to groups who kick off episode one in style.
Much-loved television presenter Emma Willis returns as host, and will once again preside over all of the action. 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.
Last's series, which saw Anthonia Edwards crowned The Voice UK Winner 2022, was the first series of the talent competition to be entirely pre-recorded. It was also moved to an Autumn slot having previously aired in the New Year.
The Voice UK is produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios. The Voice is an ITV Studios format.