The Voice UK 'will remain the same' when it moves to ITV

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The Voice UK will reportedly stay mainly the same when it moves across to ITV.

The show's current format is set to remain in a bid to keep it different to The X Factor on the same channel.

The two singing contests are quite different here in the UK but in other countries The Voice is more similar to Simon Cowell's famous talent show.

In the US for example, The Voice has a bottom two and a sing-off, something not present in the British version.

According to the Radio Times, ITV will be keeping The Voice UK's current format much the same, and that may also include the coaches.

“That show’s been bought because it’s that show. Why change it?” a source told the magazine. “Ultimately, it’s not the X Factor, it’s a different show."

Apparently all of Will.i.am, Boy George, Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson will be "considered" to follow the programme over to its new home on ITV, although whether they'll want to or not is another matter.

Quizzed on moving to ITV, the coaches have all come out with various responses, with Ricky saying he'd happily sign up if it paid for his mortgage.

Will.i.am however told the Daily Star recently he was less interested about money and more focused on the people that make the show.

Auditions for The Voice 2017 on ITV have already begun with filming scheduled to begin as early as September, meaning we should expect to get our first news about the show over the summer.

Right now however, a spokesperson for ITV stated: "No decisions have been made on coaches for The Voice 2017."

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