When does The Voice UK 2017 start on ITV? New series start date confirmed!

The Voice 2017 start date on ITV revealed

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The Voice UK is BACK next month with the start date for the first ITV series having been confirmed this week.

The 2017 series will kick off on Saturday, January 7, at 8PM ITV has confirmed and we can't wait!

It will be the six series of the show and the first air on ITV after the channel pinched the rights to the format from the BBC last year.

The Voice 2017 will see a new look panel: Superstar coaches will.i.am is back as is Sir Tom Jones, who missed out on the final BBC series. They welcome alongside them new coaches Jennifer Hudson and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.

In more changes, presenting duo Emma Willis and Marvin Humes have split with only Emma fronting the show now it's on ITV.

As always, The Voice will kick off with the blind auditions as the coaches sit with their backs to the stage.

Budding contestants will have just 90 seconds to perform and if a coach likes what they hear they can press their buzzer to turn and select that act for their team.

However if more than the one coach spins then things get interesting.

The power than shifts over to the act on stage to decide which team they wish join, prompting pitches, tears, drama and potentially underhand tactics as the coaches compete for the strongest line up of performers.

But in a brand new twist to the format on ITV, the coaches that don't spin will NOT get to see the act or speak to them once the audition is over.

They'll remain with their backs to the stage throughout unless they decide to hit their buzzer.

Stick with us for a first look at the new series later this week.

The Voice UK, Saturday nights on ITV, from January 7.

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