BGT And The Voice In Schedule Clash
Shows to overlap by a whopping 75 minutes after ITV moved BGT...
ITV's flagship Spring talent show has been shifted so that it starts an hour earlier this year. The Simon Cowell-fronted show will now begin at 7pm when it starts on Saturday, 13 April.
The BBC's rival show The Voice was set to begin at 7pm too, but has now been moved forward to 6.45pm in retaliation.
But the bulk of the two shows will still overlap, both being on for 75 minutes between 7pm and 8.15pm.
A BBC insider told Digital Spy: "ITV's move is disappointing because it's not in the best interests of viewers.
"BGT has started at 8pm for the last three years which enabled viewers to watch both shows. It's a shame they can't this year.
"Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor happily co-exist on Saturday nights in the autumn and viewers can enjoy both shows, as they did with The Voice and BGT last year - this way it's the viewers [and] fans that lose out."
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