The Voice UK 2018: Judges, start date and everything else you need to know

The Voice 2018 judges, start date and more

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The Voice UK is coming back to ITV but when does it start? Who are the coaches? Here's all we know so far!

The second of a three series deal will see The Voice UK back on ITV in 2018.

Following on from the first series on ITV after a move from the BBC, there have been some changes - here's everything we know right now...

When does The Voice UK start on ITV?

The start date for what will be the seventh series overall of The Voice UK has now been officially revealed.

The Voice UK 2018 will launch on Saturday, January 6 on ITV with the blind auditions.

The opening episode will run between 8PM and 9:35PM on ITV.

The Voice UK Emma Willis

Who's hosting The Voice UK on ITV?

ITV have confirmed that Emma Willis will be back to front the show having hosted on BBC One and the first ITV series earlier this year

She said: “I love this time of year because, if I’m lucky enough to get invited back, it means I get to eavesdrop in on some of the most sensational singing talent that this country has to offer whilst hanging out with the megastar coaches.

“It’s an absolute treat to get to work on The Voice UK, I love every minute of it, and I can’t wait to get started."

Who are The Voice UK 2018 judges?

Pop sensation Olly Murs is joining will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson to complete The Voice UK’s panel of superstar coaches as the search for a new vocal talent returns to ITV.

Olly – who has notched up four UK No.1 albums and four No.1 singles – will climb into his red chair for the first time this weekend when the Blind auditions kick off in Salford.

The Essex lad first found fame on fellow ITV talent show The X Factor, coming second in 2009, and has since gone on to sell more than 17 million records worldwide.

His most recent album 24 Hrs hit the No.1 spot last November while this year he has played two consecutive tours selling in excess of 600,000 tickets.

Olly said: “I'm absolutely buzzing about being a coach on The Voice UK and can't wait to sit in the big red chair alongside will, Jennifer and Tom.

"I'm excited to mentor new artists and without doubt, I'm in it to WIN!"

What's the prize?

The winner of The Voice UK 2018 will scoop a life changing record contract with music giants Polydor Records.

The label is home to global music stars Take That and Ellie Goulding, as well as The 1975 and Years & Years.

Last series' winner Mo is currently in the studio recording his debut album, which is due for release early next year. His song from the final, Unsteady, hit No.3 in the iTunes chart while his debut EP Globetrotter went straight to No.5 on the iTunes album chart.

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