The Voice UK 2014 to start in February, and finish before BGT starts

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The new series of The Voice UK will get a new time slot when it returns to screens next year.

The first two series of the BBC One series both launched in March before finishing with the live shows in June.

But the scheduling meant the show clashed with Britain's Got Talent on ITV, and also had to take a week off for Eurovision, hurting momentum and viewing figures.

It seems like BBC bosses have seen sense, with reports today claiming that the third series will premiere in February next year, with the live finals finished by the time BGT starts in April.

"This year really is make or break for The Voice. They are planning to move it to the early part of the year when they will have a free run when it comes to Saturday entertainment," a source told The Sun newspaper today. “It will also mean The Voice is on in winter, when more people watch TV in the evenings.

“If that doesn’t work they’ll be forced to dump the show for good.”

As well as change in schedule, The Voice 2014 will also be a big shake up of the panel.

Both Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue have confirmed they won't be back, while Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have yet to reveal whether or not they'll be returning for a third series.

A spokesperson for the BBC commented: “No decision has been made. The Voice is not pinned down in the schedule yet.”

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