The Voice is reportedly set for a third series
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 May 2013
'The Voice' is set to return for a third series in 2014 according to reports - with the BBC ready to spend £22 million on the TV singing competition
'The Voice' will return next year for a third series.
The TV singing competition will be back in 2014 with the BBC said to be prepared to spend £22 million on the show.
Its latest series has seen a consistent viewership of over seven million and it could be enough to save the programme after a worrying first run.
An inside told The Sun newspaper: "The Beeb feels it's a great show and you need to pay the big bucks for programmes like that."
The news is expected to be confirmed in the next few weeks, although it is not yet known whether the current judges - Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue and will.i.am - will return.
Although the BBC are ready to pay big money for a third series, the 'Scream and Shout' hitmaker has been charitable in the past by donating his payment to charity.
It was revealed earlier this month will.i.am gave his money from the first series to the Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme.
He previously said: "'The Voice' is the BBC, it's the people's money, so it didn't feel right."