The Voice has crowned its winner (Picture: ITV/Rachel Joseph/REX)
The Voice has officially crowned its winner, with the 2020 series finally coming to a close.
Blessing Chitapa was declared the winner after a tense final, battling it out against Jonny Brooks in what host Emma Willis described as the closest ever final.
This year’s definitely been a tough one for contestants, coaches and viewers alike, with the series semi-final and final having to be postponed for seven months amid the coronavirus crisis.
As with other shows, huge changes had to be made to allow the live shows to happen safely – so what’s going to happen with future series?
Is there going to be another series of The Voice UK?
Never fear! It’s been confirmed that series 10 of The Voice UK will be coming in 2021.
Not only that, but Olly revealed the blind auditions for 2021 have actually already been filmed.
‘They’ve already recorded the first blind audition so we’ve already recorded that, so now we’re filming the next stage next month, which is the battles,’ he explained to Metro.co.uk.
‘It’s actually quite confusing for us coaches, because we’ve kind of got like two shows working at the moment, so I’m confused where I’m at.’
Is Meghan Trainor coming back?
Meghan appeared via video link for some of this series (Picture: Rachel Joseph/ITV/REX)
Meghan has been widely loved as a coach since she stepped into Jennifer Hudson’s shoes (stilettos), but she recently revealed it was time for her to step back, especially as she’s got a baby on the way with her husband Daryl Sabara.
Addressing her exit, Meghan said in a statement: ‘I had such a great time being a Coach on the Voice UK and spending time with everyone!
‘I wish I could come back for Season 10, but I’m taking time to start my family and want to be really safe with the current travel restrictions. I’ll be missing you all very much and hope to see you soon!’
Anne-Marie is stepping into Meghan’s shoes (Picture: Getty Images)
However, the show has got Anne-Marie lined up as her replacement, and we can’t wait to see her get started!
The 2002 hitmaker said: ‘I am SO excited to join Sir Tom, will.i.am and Olly as the new coach on The Voice UK.
‘I can’t wait to work with incredible undiscovered talent! Wahoooooo!’
Are Tom, Will and Olly returning for the next series?
The boys will most certainly be back in town, with all three set to return next year with Anne-Marie.
When will the next series air?
Over the past seven years, The Voice has launched in early to mid-January.
However, considering the the havoc the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked on TV schedules this year, it might be worth taking that with a pinch of salt.
The Voice is available for catch-up on the ITV Hub.
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