The Voice 2014 spoilers: Ricky Wilson teases 'format changes'

Ricky Wilson (The Voice 2014)

The Voice UK coach Ricky Wilson has revealed there will be some format changes to the show this year.

But the new member to the panel refused to reveal any details when quizzed at the show's launch in London earlier this week.

Ricky was responding to comments about the show's momentum (and ratings) declining once the blind auditions have finished.

"We've filmed a bit of it and I haven't felt the momentum slow down. In fact, if anything it's getting scarier and scarier and more critical," he explained. "At first I cared when I turned for people, and then in the battles I cared even more, and then in the knockouts I cared even more. And now, it's a weird feeling. I didn't think it was going to go that far."

Ricky went on to take a swipe at rival shows such as The X Factor for showcasing "foolish" acts.

He told us: "We don't rely on the novelty of people being there that shouldn't be there later on. It gets to everyone's getting better and better, and it's going down to the best singer.

"So if you want to watch a show where the person who wins it at the end is the best singer and it's happened like a graph, then this is the show for you. If you don't, if you want to see people making fools of themselves, then you can go to other stations."

The Voice UK 2014 starts this Saturday night from 7PM on BBC One with the Blind Auditions.

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