The Voice UK: BBC defend pre-recorded results show following complaints

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The BBC has defended pre-recording the Voice UK's Sunday results show on the Saturday, following complaints from viewers.

The channel received 31 official complaints, and the results show saw a dip in almost a million viewers from Saturday's show.

A spokesperson told the Daily Mirror that pre-recording the show as "standard practice", but many viewers complained about poor editing and production.

"Recording the results show on Saturday night is exactly how it was done with Strictly Come Dancing and ultimately saves the BBC money," a source told The Sun today.

A source added: “We are still really thrilled with the ratings, which have exceeded all expectations for a brand new show. BGT has also been inheriting lots of our audience at 8.30pm.”

The latest dip in The Voice ratings has put Britain's Got Talent back on top in the viewing figures, and insiders for the ITV1 series are over the moon.

One told the tabloid: “It is true BGT had a shaky few weeks but we always expected the ratings for The Voice to drop. Cowell ordered everyone on the show to pull out all the stops.

“People aren’t worried now. We expect BGT to come out on top against The Voice overall.”

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