The Voice returns: Twitter reacts to Rita Ora’s hair and fireman Stevie McCrorie

BBC1's singing contest was back for a fourth series featuring young Stephen McLaughlin, Kym Marsh's daughter and Bungle from Rainbow

Love it or hate it, The Voice is back. BBC1’s glitzy singing contest returned last night for a fourth series as coaches will.i.am, Tom Jones andd Ricky Wilson took their seats once again, joined by newcomer Rita Ora. No longer struggling in a head-to-head with Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice found itself up against ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes reboot, hosted by Harry Hill – and Twitter just didn’t know what to do with itself… 

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Since its launch in 2012, The Voice has always been marmite telly. It has its supporters…

… but Twitter is a harsh mistress and there were plenty of skeptics tuning in last night, just waiting for an opportunity to pounce: 

Some die-hard fans were missing their favourite judges: 

But while she’s no longer on our screens, Jessie J was loyally tuning in to watch the spinning chairs…

Twitter was the ultimate judge of newbie Rita Ora’s performance, and opinion was split: 

While her skills as a judge attracted plenty of comment, it was really her hair causing the hoo-ha… 

…to Kym Marsh’s daughter Emily and Bungle off Rainbow:  

Gemma Collins shared her opinions.

And then there was Grayson Perry who live-tweeted the entire evening. Fingers crossed he tunes in next week…

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The Voice returns next Saturday at 7pm on BBC1