Confirmed: The Voice UK gets two more series on BBC One

The Voice UK 2014 coaches

BBC One has confirmed today that they've recommissioned The Voice UK for TWO more series.

The talent contest - famed for its Blind Auditions - will return after the ongoing third run proved a ratings success, with a weekly average audience of 8.9million viewers so far.

Details of presenters and coaches for the fourth and fifth series will be announced at a later date.

Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One, commented: "It's been fantastic to see The Voice return in top form to kick start BBC One’s brilliant year so far.

"The new line-up has really connected with audiences and I look forward to it returning to the channel next year."

Mark Linsey, the broadcaster's controller of entertainment commissioning said: "The Voice has really cemented itself as hugely popular on BBC One Saturday nights and I am delighted that we will be dusting down the iconic red chairs for another airing next year."

Moira Ross, executive producer of The Voice UK added: "I’m so proud that after only three series The Voice really has become unmissable Saturday night television for millions of viewers and am delighted Wall to Wall and Talpa have been commissioned to make a further two series."

The Voice's recent ratings boost has been attributed to the popularity of new coaches Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson and presenters Emma Willis and Marvin Humes, as well as its new winter scheduling.

However, Kylie's future on the panel was thrown in to doubt this week when she revealed that her upcoming European tour could force her to quit, as it takes place during filming for the show.

The next edition will also face added competition from ITV's new music competition Rising Star, which is expected to launch in early 2015.

The Voice's renewal comes after its Dutch creators Talpa confirmed plans to launch their production business in the UK.

The current series of The Voice continues tonight at 7.00pm on BBC One with its live semi-finals.

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