The Voice UK logoThe producers of The Voice UK have offi­cially announced some changes to the format of the show.

Unfortunately The Singer From The Script is still there.

Basically there will now only be three live shows, while the earlier rounds will borrow elements from the US version. These changes include the fact that 'mentors' can 'steal' a con­test­ant from another 'mentor' if the con­test­ant loses in a 'battle'. There can only be one 'steal' per 'mentor'.

Contestants must also select a 'killer song' during the new 'knockout' stages of the show.

Good job there are no gimmicks in this show, eh readers?

"We can't wait for The Voice UK to return to Saturday nights," good old executive producer Moira Ross told BBC Newsbeat which, being a BBC property, is one of the few news outlets still inter­ested.

"With our four global super­stars back on board, an unri­valled standard of vocal talent and the added excite­ment of the 'Steals' and 'Knockouts', it is set to be an extraordin­ary series."

It's sup­posedly going to return at some point in March, so that's a reason to live, isn't it.