Craig Revel Hoorwood: The Voice contestants should hide until finals

Craig Revel Hoorwood thinks contestants on 'The Voice' shouldn't be unveiled to judges until the finals as it would make the show more unique compared to other talent competitions

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood thinks 'The Voice' contestants shouldn't be unveiled until the final.

The outspoken 'Strictly Come Dancing' panellist believes the BBC singing competition would be far more unique if the judges - Jessie J, Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue - were left oblivious as to who the singers are right up until the final round, instead of their chairs spinning during rehearsals.

He said: "I really like the fact they are listening to people without having to see them.

"But as soon as they turn around in the chairs it becomes like any other talent show.

"It could work quite easily by people singing behind screens right up until the end and then it is only in the final when the judges don't have any say that they get to see them.

"I might suggest it to the BBC and make millions!"

Craig continued to talk about his own show and admitted while he thinks his former co-star Alesha Dixon made a "terrible mistake" leaving the panel to join 'Britain's Got Talent', new judge Darcey Bussell is more "accomplished" for the role.

He added to Richard Bacon's Radio 5 Live show: "We are the highest-rating show on telly.

"Alesha is the only one of that panel that has actually been down those stairs and had to dance in front of 14 million people - and she went on to win it.

"But Darcey is a more accomplished judge as she has been a prima ballerina for the past 25 years."

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