Britain's Got Talent 2013 start date in March again?

Alesha Dixon (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

The Britain's Got Talent 2013 start date could be set for March again, after The Voice UK's launch date was revealed this week.

According to the Daily Star at least, the BBC series will be starting on March 30, alongside Doctor Who.

Britain's Got Talent usually airs from mid-April but was brought forward to compete with new BBC One series The Voice last year.

There's still be no official word from the BBC or ITV on either of the show's start dates, but a source told the Daily Star this week that bosses were worried about a clash.

They claimed: “There is a lot riding on The Voice this yea. I needs to succeed to prove its critics wrong.”

The BBC have however officially confirmed that the Voice UK live shows will air from June 8, the rumoured date of the BGT 2013 final.

It'll mean that the second series of The Voice will run for a total of 13 weeks, as long as Strictly Come Dancing.

There's set to be 5 blind audition shows followed by 5 battle rounds before 3 live shows conclude the series.

But again, this comes from the Daily Star.


Speaking about another clash between the two shows last month, BGT boss Simon Cowell took pleasure in reminding the BBC who won last year's battle.

“Everyone kind of predicted doom and gloom and then the word of mouth spreads, and in the end we beat them," he said. “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.”

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