When the show was broadcast on the BBC, the third stage of the competition was recorded ahead of time, but that’s about to change.
Speaking at the show’s press launch, she told us: “The knockouts are live… Should I be saying this? I don’t know if I should.”
After checking that it was fine to let the cat out of the bag, Emma continued: “It will be very immediate, when it’s pre-recorded, they edit the show and put it out.
“This time it will be live so everything will be seen.”
The alteration is ITV’s second tweak to the show’s (admittedly complicated) format, and it means the hopefuls face at least an extra week of performing live in front of the nation.
Their first change makes the initial blind auditions far more brutal, as if none of the coaches push their buzzes, the hopeful has to leave the stage without rereceiving any feedback.
‘The Voice’ will make its ITV debut on Saturday (7 January), and we also caught up with returning coach Sir Tom Jones. See what he had to say in the video below…