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The Voice Kids UK 2021: Release date, coaches, contestants and news

Mel C will be making her debut as a coach on the new series.

Published: Thursday, 23rd December 2021 at 3:06 pm

The Voice Kids UK is back this December, for what is promised to be a "Christmas television event not to be missed".

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The new series will see young singers aged seven to 14 singing their hearts out in a bid to impress a panel of coaches.

And there's an exciting new addition to the coaching panel.

Taking over from Paloma Faith, who just welcomed her second child, is Spice Girl Mel C.

She'll join returning coaches Danny Jones, will.i.am and reigning champion Pixie Lott in the search for the next generation of singing talent, with Emma Willis reprising her role as the show's host.

So, when is The Voice Kids UK back? And what time does it start?

Here's everything you need to know.

The Voice Kids UK 2021 release date

CONFIRMED: The Voice Kids UK 2021 will start on ITV on Monday 27th December at 7:30pm.

The series will run for just the three episodes, continuing on Tuesday 28th December at 7:30pm and concluding on Wednesday 29th December at 8pm, where the winner will be revealed.

Who are the Voice Kids UK 2021 coaches?

The Voice Kids UK

ITV announced that Spice Girl Melanie C will be making her debut on the panel, taking over from Paloma Faith who has welcomed her second child.

Melanie said in a statement: "I’ve always been a huge fan of The Voice so I am super excited to be a coach on The Voice Kids this year. I can’t wait to get in one of those big red chairs and Spice things up!"

The singer will be joining Danny Jones, will.i.am and Pixie Lott, who stands as the reigning champion.

Danny told ITV: "It's great to be getting going on another series of The Voice KIds and I'm chuffed to have Melanie C joining the gang. Every year when I think the talent can't be topped I find myself blown away by the new up and coming kids. I'm looking forward to discovering some brand new little superstars, it's also a mission of mine to catch up with Pixie’s winning streak."

Pixie added: "I am the biggest Spice Girls fan, they were the first concert I ever went to, so it's such a thrill to have Melanie C joining the show too, upping the level of girl power even more!"

will.i.am joked: "I'm looking forward to returning to my red chair and listening out for more kids with incredible voices. A big welcome to Melanie C this year, also known as Sporty Spice. What do you think of the nickname Coach Spice?"

Who are the Voice Kids UK 2021 contestants?

The contestants on the Voice Kids have yet to be unveiled, so we'll keep you updated. As the series will air this month, we expect they will be announced very soon.

Is there a trailer?

There's no trailer just yet, so we'll keep you posted.

Who won the last Voice Kids UK?

The Voice Kids 2020 was won by 13-year-old Justine Afante, who was mentored by Pixie Lott. The teenager from Swansea impressed the coaches on day one with her incredible rendition of Never Enough from The Greatest Showman during her audition.

The Voice Kids starts on ITV on Monday, 27th December.

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