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The Voice UK Season 3

SEASON 3 - 2014

The third series began airing on 11 January 2014 on BBC One as opposed to the usual start in March. Will.i.am and Tom Jones will return as coaches, while Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson step into the vacant coaching positions left by Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue. Emma Willis and Marvin Humes will present the show for the first time, replacing Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates.

On 5 July 2013, Jessie J announced that she would not be returning as a coach for the third series due to touring commitments in support for her second album, Alive. On 16 July, it was confirmed that Danny O'Donoghue would not be returning for series three either because of his musical contributions with The Script. In September 2013, it was officially announced that Minogue and The Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson, will become the newest additions to the coaching panel and both will be replacing Jessie J and O'Donoghue.

On 14 September 2013, Holly Willoughby confirmed that she would not be returning as presenter for the third series and she confirmed her replacement would be current Big Brother host, Emma Willis. The same day, as Willoughby announced her departure, Reggie Yates announced via Twitter that he would not be returning as co-presenter for the third series. On 17 September, it was announced that Humes would replace Yates for the third series and become co-presenter alongside Willis.

Blind Auditions

The blind auditions returned to Salford, Manchester on 1 October 2013 at MediaCityUK. Each coach has the length of the artists' performance to decide if they wanted that artist on their team. Should two or more coaches want the same artist, then the artist will chose their coach.

The 90-minute premiere of the series was broadcasted on 11 January 2014.

Battle Rounds

The Battle rounds will start on 1 March 2014. Each coach will be joined by an advisor, with Minogue being joined by Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, Wilson by singer Katy B, Jones will be joined by Tinie Tempah and will.i.am will be joined once again by Dante Santiago. Like the previous season, each coach will be given one steal, they can hit their button as many times as they like, but can only steal one artist from another coach.

Live shows

The live shows will begin on 22 March. It has been confirmed that Shakira will be performing on 29 March.