The beeb confirmed this morning that The Voice UK live shows start in June, and the first live final will go head to head with the BGT final.
A source told The Sun newspaper this morning: “Putting The Voice’s first live show up against the Britain’s Got Talent final is a bold move.
"But The Voice is coming back stronger this year and bosses are confident any teething problems experienced last time have been erased.”
A spokesperson for the BBC however insisted that clash wasn't on purpose, commenting: “The Voice series 2 live shows will start on June 8. We aren’t aware of a date for the Britain’s Got Talent final.”
Simon previously told us he was expecting the BBC to be more competitive with the scheduling this year.
He said at the London auditions for Britain’s Got Talent last month: “They will be very competitive.
“I don’t take anything for granted. It will rest on how good the talent is on the shows.”
And Simon reminded us that BGT ended up triumphing over the new BBC series in the long run.
He explained: “Everyone kind of predicted doom and gloom and then the word of mouth spreads, and in the end we beat them.
“I don’t take anything for granted. We push these producers like crazy to try and make a better show than we did the year before, but it actually will rest on how good the talent is or how bad it is.”
Will you be watching The Voice or BGT?