The Voice UK confirms 2022 series with one big format change

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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

The Voice UK has been confirmed to be returning to ITV next year, but in an attempt to keep things fresh, there's been a bit of a twist on the usual format.

The show will be bringing in a new round as it heads into its 11th series: The Callbacks. These new battles will be taking place after the Blind Auditions and will decide which hopefuls make it through to the Semi-Final. That means the Battles and Knockouts have been axed (or possibly streamlined).

Apart from that, it's business as usual. Sir Tom Jones, Anne-Marie, will.i.am and Olly Murs are back as the coaches, while Emma Willis is hosting once more.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"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," said Sir Tom, while Anne-Marie added: "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!"

"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," said will.i.am.

Meanwhile Olly shared: "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!"

Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV
Photo credit: Rachel Joseph - ITV

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As Annie-Marie mentioned, she won her first series on the show, while Olly's acts won the previous two years. Meanwhile, poor will.i.am hasn't won a single series since the third back in 2014.

The Voice UK airs on ITV and is available to watch on ITV Hub.

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