The Voice UK 2017 spoilers! Go backstage at the blind auditions...

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Here's a look behind the scenes of The Voice UK 2017 and it's brand new set.

Cel Spellman, who is hosting an online digital spin-off show for the new series, goes backstage at the blind auditions in this preview clip.


Set in a big new studio and watched on by the coaches, a live audience and 19 cameras, the performances are set to be bigger than ever.

And while some things are staying the same - the performers will still be singing to a live band - it's not just the set that's changed.

In the first stages, the blind auditions, coaches will now no longer turn and spin for an act at the end of the performance if they didn't press their buzzer.

It means the coaches will NEVER get to see who was behind the voice.


Well, at least not until the show airs on TV anyway.

Sir Tom Jones said: "It is tough but the thing we realise is that the contestants know that when they come on if we don't turn, they have to go.

"There is no explaining why, so they are prepared for it. It is a test in itself, if you are going to crumble after going to an audition and not get through, you are not prepared for the big time. There is a test right there."

New coach Gavin Rossdale reckons the twist is a good thing.

"I watched a lot of The Voice in America and people can sound disingenuous when they haven't pressed their buttons but turn round and say, 'You are so incredible'," he suggested. "The no turn change stops it being like that.


"It's more dramatic in one way – yet spares some real awkwardness."

The Voice UK 2017 begins with the first round of blind auditions on ITV this Saturday night (January 7) from 8PM.