The Voice UK bosses ban audience from booing coaches and acts

The Voice UK

The Voice UK bosses have banned the show's audience from booing acts and judges on the programme, we can reveal.

Beeb chiefs want to present a more "positive show" when the new reality talent series kicks off on BBC One this March.

It means both the audience and the judges will be banned from being negative towards the performers, including booing or chanting at them whilst they’re on stage.

Furthermore, the coaches have been told to be as positive as possible, and focus on providing ways for singers to improve rather than humiliating them for a cheap laugh.

A source told us: "Unlike other shows, The Voice wants its audience and viewers to get behind the contestants rather than hate on them."

The new reality show, which the BBC have invested £22 million in, will see the likes of Tom Jones, Jessie J and Will.i.am as coaches.

Auditions were filmed in London last month, with the live shows starting in the spring.

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