ITV has revealed its plan to make the contestants on the new series of ‘The Voice’ more accessible than previous series, with the arrival of a new spin-off show.
In keeping with ‘The Xtra Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got More Talent’, ‘The Voice’ will have its own companion show, ‘The V Room’ when it moves to ITV next year.
Broadcaster and actor Cel Spellman will front the online show, and he says: “Hosting The Voice UK’s V Room is a very exciting prospect – as a fan of music, I’m looking forward to working with four of the best in the business, and bringing an immersive experience to the fans.”
Cel currently presents a show on Sunday afternoons on BBC Radio 1, and recently became known for playing the role of Matthew - the son of James Nesbitt’s character, Adam Williams - in the latest series of ‘Cold Feet’.
‘The Voice’ will air on ITV for the first time next year, after five series on the BBC.
It was recently confirmed that will.i.am will be sticking with ‘The Voice’ as a coach when it makes the jump, while Sir Tom Jones will also be returning, after being famously sacked in 2015 and replaced by Boy George.
Two new additions will also be joining the panel, in the form of Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale.
Yep, Gavin Rossdale.
Blind auditions for the new series of ‘The Voice’ will begin filming in Manchester next week, ahead of the show’s arrival on our screens in 2017, with Emma Willis taking on presenting duties once again.