Jessica Hammond early favourite to win The Voice UK 2012

Jessica Hammond (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK's Jessica Hammond has become an early favourite to win the show, with only one set of auditions having been broadcast.

So far eight acts have made it through to the battle stages, and after the first episode of The Voice, bookies William Hill make Jessica Hammond the 8/1 early favourite to win the show.

J Marie Cooper is the 12/1 second favourite, Max Milner is 14/1 with Toni Warne 16/1.

“It is early doors but one thing is for certain, there were some fantastic singers and this competition looks like it could be closer than the X-Factor could ever dream to be,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Meanwhile Jessie J, Jessica's coach, has been tipped to become the winning mentor of the first series.

Jessie, who has 3 artists on her team after the opening show, is at 2/1, while Will.i.am - who only has [tag]Max Milner[/tag] in his group, is second favourite at 11/4.

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The Voice UK will continue this weekend on BBC One.

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