HUGE ITV show ‘AXED’ after six years despite star-studded line-up as ‘demand for talent shows dwindles’
The Voice Kids has been axed from ITV amid a decline in demand for talent shows.
Bosses confirmed the programme would not return next year, with the final of the seventh series airing two weeks ago.
First broadcast in 2017, the programme invited children between the ages of seven and 14 to show off their singing skills in front of a national television audience.
The team behind the smash-hit show decided it was time to wave goodbye to the spinning red chairs and focus on new projects.
A source told The Sun: ‘The show had a good run and had its own fanbase, but execs are keen to free up scheduling space for other new programming to keep ideas as fresh as possible.’
No more: The Voice Kids has been axed from ITV amid a decline in demand for talent shows (L-R: judges Danny Jones, Pixie Lott, Ronan Keating and will i am pictured this month)
Off air: The broadcaster confirmed that filming the seventh series of The Kids Voice would be taking a break in 2024
The series starred Danny Jones, Pixie Lott, Ronan Keating and Will.i.am as coaches, with the the source adding they all had other projects to ‘keep them busy’.
An ITV spokesperson told The Sun: ‘The Voice Kids is taking a break in 2024.
‘We’re working with Lifted Entertainment on The Voice UK for 2024 and development of The Voice-branded specials.’
MailOnline has contacted ITV for futher comment.
It’s been claimed that the decision was made following a decline in the popularity of talent shows.
Earlier this month sisters Andrea and Shanice Nyandoro won under the coaching of music producer Will.i.Am and bagged a holiday to Universal Orlando Resort, Florida.
Both the sisters were seen in tears as the audience and their fellow contestants erupted into rapturous applause.
The girls said of their win: ‘We’re feeling very good! Excited as well!’
Winners: Earlier this month sisters Andrea and Shanice Nyandoro won under the coaching of music producer Will.i.Am and bagged a holiday to Universal Orlando Resort, Florida
Top telly: Presenter Emma Willis has always acted as the shows host since it first aired in 2017 (pictured during the final two weeks ago)
Viewers of the show took to Twitter to praise the sisters for their success, with programme fans also congratulating Will for winning with his category for the first time ever on The Voice Kids.
Over the years, the famous red chairs have had a star-studded lineup including Jessie J, Paloma Faith and Melanie C. Emma Willis has acted as the shows host throughout.
Past champions were: Jess Folley, Daniel Davies, Sam Wilkinson, Justine Afante, Torrin Cuthill, and Israella Chris.
ITV will continue to produce the adult edition of The Voice UK, which also features Will.i.am on the judging panel alongside Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones and Anne-Marie.
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