The Voice UK to return to BBC for two more series


The Voice coaches

The BBC has announced it has commissioned another two series of TV talent show, The Voice UK.

Bosses of the show refused to confirm whether any of the current coaches, including Kylie Minogue, were returning.

There have been reports Minogue may quit the show to concentrate on her own music career.

The latest series, which ends next week, has been a ratings hit with 9.41 million viewers at its peak.

The Voice coaches

Saurday's episode attracted an audience of 5.94 million, with contestants, Jamie Johnson, Sally Barker, Christina Marie and Jermain Jackman going through to this year's final.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said: "It's been fantastic to see The Voice return in top form to kick start BBC One's brilliant year so far, the new line-up has really connected with audiences and I look forward to it returning to the channel next year."

Minogue and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson joined the panel for this series along with returning stars and Sir Tom Jones.

An announcement on the coaches and presenters will be made later.

Mark Linsey, entertainment commissioning controller at the BBC, said: "The Voice has really cemented itself as hugely popular on BBC One Saturday nights and I am delighted that we will be dusting down the iconic red chairs for another airing next year."