The Voice bosses to launch new children’s version?
It happened with The Apprentice and now it seems that BBC bosses are considering another point sized version of one of their TV shows.
Insiders say that the creator of The Voice is in talks with the channel about launching a new kids series of the singing talent show, the adult version of which is due to come to an end this Saturday night.
It’s easy to see why the executives are considering the move, after all the Young Apprentice has been so popular and shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor have been ruling the ratings for months.
John De Mol, creator of The Voice brand, is reportedly entering discussions with Beeb bigwigs this summer and admitted that a children’s version is definitely something they will be talking about.
He told The Guardian that there is a ‘fair chance’ the show will air in the UK and revealed that if all goes to plan, it will feature children between the ages on 8 and 14.
De Mol explained:
‘It was a tremendous success in Holland. There was a big emotional reaction from the parents of the children talking part, more so than on any other talent show.’
Child stars have been big hits on shows such as BGT and even The X Factor USA, however their appearance on the high profile series’ has also caused controversy when some broke down and seemed unable to cope with the pressure and attention that came with fame.
In the recent series of Britain’s Got Talent young Malakai Paul impressed viewers with his vocal talent, but not before dissolving in floods of tears because of his stage fright.
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