THE VOICE UK SET TO PRE-RECORD ENTIRE SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME

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.



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.



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.


For the first time, the entire series will be pre-recorded. The series will comprise of nine episodes. This includes 7x90 minute blind audition episodes, 1x120 minute semi-final and then the grand final.



The series also moves to a new time of year. The 2022 is expected, though not confirmed, to air in the Summer.


Anne-Marie said: “It feels so good to be back! I had the most amazing time last series, and I am so excited to be returning to my big red chair. Winning with Craig last series was a special moment and I am determined to keep a hold of my crown!”



Olly Murs said: “I cannot wait to be reunited with The Voice UK family! We always have so much fun making the show and I’m sure this series will be no exception. Anne-Marie needs to watch out because this series I’m taking back the title!”


Sir Tom Jones said: “Whenever I’m back in The Voice UK studio, my expectations are exceeded. I love the anticipation of hearing unknown singers and I can’t wait to see what’s in store this time around!”



will.i.am said: "I'm excited to be returning to the UK, my second home, as we start filming the next series of The Voice UK. Discovering fresh and unique voices is what this show is all about, so I am looking forward to meeting Britain's next wave of talent."


The Voice UK returns this Summer on ITV and ITV Hub. ITV were approached for comment.