The Voice's Olly Murs on another change made due to COVID restrictions

Amy West
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From Digital Spy

The Voice has already had its fair share of coronavirus-related disruption this year, what with the live semi-finals being delayed and Meghan Trainor, who is based in the US, being unable to return.

Now, Olly Murs has pointed out another way the pandemic is going to put a dampener on this year's series.

In a new interview with Metro, the 'Troublemaker' singer brought attention to the fact that whoever is crowned on Saturday, November 14, their mentor won't be able to get on stage and ring in the life-changing moment with them, as they typically would have.

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"If one of us wins the final next week, we're not even going to be able to celebrate with our contestant. It's all going to be from a distance," Murs told the publication. "It's going to be strange."

Elsewhere, the 'Dance with Me Tonight' hitmaker said that those involved in making the show are continuing to learn "how to cope with it all and make sure everyone is safe" while keeping the UK entertained.

"ITV has got this amazing wrap-around screen, so we're able to zoom in and chat to different people on the screen at different points," he added.

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"It was really, really fun. I think all us coaches were saying it was really nice to see the real fans in their lounges at home, watching the show. It was kind of surreal really."

The Voice UK returns Saturday, November 7 at 8.45pm on ITV.

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