The Voice UK's Olly Murs challenges X Factor judges to a sing off

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The Voice UK coach Olly Murs has challenged The X Factor judges to a sing off.

Former X Factor finalist and host Olly is joining the rival singing series as a coach alongside, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson.

Olly said on signing up: “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!"

Now ahead of the show's launch on Saturday, Olly has thrown down the gauntlet to his X Factor rivals.

As usual, The Voice UK will open this weekend with a mega performance from the coaches.

And Olly says he'd love to see Simon and the other X Factor judges follow suit.

Chatting to The Sun, Olly said: “The performance at the start of the show was amazing, you don’t get that on any other TV show, that’s a fact, that’s not me having a dig at anyone.

“I’d love to see Simon and the other judges get up and sing like that.”

Olly went on to say his role on The Voice was different to being a judge on The X Factor.

“We’re not judging, we’re coaching. We’re much more constructive, we’re not being mean or horrible – we’re trying to help the contestants," said the Troublemaker singer.

The Voice UK 2018 begins this Saturday night on ITV from 8PM.

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