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BBC's Pitch Battle faces ratings war with The Voice UK on ITV

ITV and BBC One are going head to head on Saturday nights with rival singing shows - again.

Earlier this year saw Gary Barlow's Let It Shine rival ITV's The Voice UK on Saturday nights, and now another battle awaits.

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ITV previously confirmed that The Voice UK Kids - a spin off to the main show with children aged 7-14 - would get a head start, premiering this weekend at 7:45PM.

The second episode of the first ever Kids series, which sees coaches Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones, then airs at 7:30PM next Saturday, June 17.

That's the exact same time that BBC One launches its new singing talent show - yup, another one - called Pitch Battle.

Partly inspired by the hit movie franchise Pitch Perfect, and even featuring the film's musical director, Pitch Battle will see musical groups go head-to-head over a series of choral challenges including inspired riff offs, a soloists challenge and an a capella round.

Mel Giedroyc hosts the six part series with judges Gareth Malone and Kelis who are joined each week by a special guest judge, which for the first week is singer songwriter Bebe Rexha.

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Both The Voice Kids and Pitch Battle will see a number of pre-recorded shows before both end with a live grand final where their respective winners are crowned.

Pitch Battle contestants are playing for £50,000 in cash while the winner of The Voice Kids gets £30,000 towards their musical education and family holiday to Disneyland Paris.

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