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BBC confirm 'The Voice' will return for two more series

Fourth and fifth seasons confirmed for BBC One talent show

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BBC executives have confirmed that The Voice will return for a minimum of two more series.

The musical talent show is currently mid-way through its third series, with the latest live show set to air tonight (March 29) on BBC One. The Voice features coaches Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and will.i.am and hosted is by Emma Willis and Marvin Humes. Previous winners include Andrea Begley and Leanne Mitchell.

A statement issued by the BBC today confirmed the show will be on until 2016. The current series is due to end on April 5 and has pulled in an average of 8.9m viewers this year. Coaches have not yet been confirmed for the next series.

Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One says, "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."

Last week (March 22), it was reported that Kylie Minogue will leave The Voice after the current series in order to honour touring commitments, with her upcoming UK arena tour clashing with auditions for next year's hopefuls. However, Minogue said she might be willing to return if the auditions were moved to fit her schedule.

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