The Voice UK 2020 start date confirmed - watch first trailer with new coach Meghan Trainor

The Voice 2020 air date revealed

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ITV has confirmed the start date for The Voice UK 2020 with brand new coach Meghan Trainor.

US singer Meghan Trainor joins The Voice UK for the upcoming series, taking over from Jennifer Hudson.

She'll sit in the spinning red chairs alongside Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs who all return for another series.

The Voice UK 2020 air date has been confirmed for Saturday 4th January at 8.30pm on ITV.

Ahead of the start date, a first look at The Voice 2020 has been revealed as the coaches hit their buzzers while Bonnie Tyler's classic Total Eclipse of the Heart plays.

You can watch the trailer above...

2020 will mark the ninth series of The Voice UK.

On joining the show, Meghan said: “I am so excited and honoured to join Sir Tom, will.i.am and Olly Murs as the new Coach on The Voice UK! It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to sit in the chair with my own button and listen to some incredible new talent!”

Jennifer Hudson had previously announced she was stepping down due to filming commitments on upcoming movie musical Cats and the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect.

She tweeted: "Hey y’all! I’m sad to share that I won’t be able to join my friends in the red chair for @thevoiceuk this season due to filming commitments here in the States.

"I sure will miss my UK family, but I’ll be back soon for ‘Cats’ and ‘Respect’! Throw some shoes for me in the mean time."

Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs all return to their big red chairs for what will be their third series together while Emma Willis is back as host.

She said: “I can’t wait for the next series of The Voice, especially to hear all of the incredible talent that will no doubt be walking onto that stage. I absolutely adore Jennifer and will massively miss her.

"However, Meghan is a fab choice to add to the Coaching line up and it's always exciting when a new Coach arrives on the show”

The Voice UK 2020 starts in January on ITV.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Paloma Faith will replace Jessie J on The Voice Kids for 2020.

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