The Voice UK 2013 start date: Did the BBC miss a trick?

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The Voice UK 2013 start date is set for next month, but have the BBC missed a trick?

The channel hasn't officially confirmed when the second series begins, but with the first live show scheduled for June we know the show will be launching sometime around the end of March or beginning of April with the blind auditions.

It'll mean that the show goes head to head with Britain's Got Talent on Saturday nights, but more notably will be dealing with the summer weather.

Last year's live shows were hurt by the sun and it seems that the same mistake could cost viewers again.

It's a make or break series for the format in the UK so it seems odd that the show wasn't moved to air earlier in the year, especially with auditions having finished filming in December.

Right now BBC One's Saturday schedule leaves a lot to be desired, with Richard Hammond's hidden camera show Secret Service not even getting 2 million viewers.

Bosses have even been forced to pull the series, along with its clip show sidekick Animal Antics, and replace both shows with repeats of daytime quiz Pointless.

There's been little opposition from ITV, with Splash! seeming to attract viewers simply by default thanks to the Beeb's lack of offerings.

And it comes to something when watching Z listers jump into a pool is considered the most interesting thing to watch on a Saturday night.

It seems glaringly obvious to us that The Voice would have benefited from a much earlier launch date and it leaves us rather worried for how it'll do in the summer.

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