The Voice UK Kids 'struggling to attract contestants'

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The first ever series of The Voice UK Kids is reportedly struggling to attract contestants.

The singing show, a spin-off from the main The Voice UK series, didn't air on BBC One despite being broadcast in most other countries.

However with ITV taking over the show's contract, they'll be premiering the first ever UK version of The Voice Kids next year.

Applications are under way now but The Sun newspaper says that the number of submissions haven't been overwhelming.

An insider told the tabloid: “There’s barely 1,000 kids on the list which isn’t many to pick from. They have splashed out on adverts in a bid to persuade more to apply.”

By comparison, 14,000 singers have so far applied for the main show in 2017.

However given that this is the first series of The Voice UK Kids and as yet little about the show has been revealed, it's perhaps not too surprising that applications on a par with the much more established original programme.

So far ITV have revealed that The Voice UK Kids will be hosted by Emma Willis and Will.i.am will be one of the judges, with both also on on The Voice UK itself.

Beyond that however, nothing else has been announced including just when the show will air.

The Voice UK Kids is open to children aged between 7 and 14 and applications are set to close in September. For more info or to apply, you can visit the ITV website here.

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