The Voice Kids will be back on ITV this Christmas with new coach Mel C.
The Voice Kids will return for a brand new series this festive period, searching for the freshest new singing talent.
Spice Girl Melanie C joins Danny Jones, will.i.am and reigning champion Pixie Lott on the panel this year.
Melanie C will replace Paloma Faith who previously announced that due to the arrival of her second child she would not be returning this series.
Emma Willis is back as host.
This year’s series of The Voice Kids will air over the festive period with ITV teasing a “Christmas television event not to be missed”.
The Voice Kids will air nightly on ITV and ITV Hub from Monday, 27 December at 7:30PM.
They add: “An array of singers, aged seven to 14, will take to the stage in a bid to impress the star coaching panel and get those big red chairs turning.”
Melanie C said: “I’ve always been a huge fan of The Voice so I am super excited to be a coach on The Voice Kids this year.
“I can’t wait to get in one of those big red chairs and Spice things up!”
Danny Jones said: “It’s great to be getting going on another series of The Voice KIds and I’m chuffed to have Melanie C joining the gang.
“Every year when I think the talent can’t be topped I find myself blown away by the new up and coming kids. I’m looking forward to discovering some brand new little superstars, it’s also a mission of mine to catch up with Pixie’s winning streak.”
Pixie Lott commented: “It’s great to be heading back into the studio for a new series of The Voice Kids. I am the biggest Spice Girls fan, they were the first concert I ever went to, so it’s such a thrill to have Melanie C joining the show too, upping the level of girl power even more!”
will.i.am added: “I’m looking forward to returning to my red chair and listening out for more kids with incredible voices. A big welcome to Melanie C this year, also known as Sporty Spice. What do you think of the nickname Coach Spice?”
The Voice Kids airs on ITV.