The Voice UK final to clash with Britain's Got Talent launch

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The Voice UK and Britain's Got Talent will go head to head in a schedule clash next month.

The new series of Britain's Got Talent will open against The Voice UK final on April 9, the first time the two shows have faced off since 2013.

ITV, who will be taking over The Voice UK from next year, have confirmed the Britain's Got Talent 2016 start date for the tenth series as Saturday, April 9 at 7PM.

The first episode of brand new auditions will run until 8:25PM with ITV2's More Talent following straight after.

The Voice UK's grand final meanwhile will also start at 7PM although will run slightly longer, airing until 9PM.

The two shows have avoided one another in recent years but go head to head this Spring because of The Voice missing a Saturday episode due to the Six Nation's Rugby earlier in the month.

The clash will no doubt knock the ratings of both shows but it could hamper The Voice more which has had a tough time with its viewing figures so far this year.

Last Saturday saw numbers dip to their lowest weekend rating EVER as fewer than 4.5 million viewers tuned in for the first live results show.

Currently eight acts remain in the competition ahead of the semi-finals this weekend but they'll be cut down to just four for the final on April 9, which is set to feature guest appearances from Shawn Mendes and Meghan Trainor.

As for Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell will be back alongside David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon with the show promising something special for its landmark tenth year.

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