Speaking to The Sun, the host denied suggestions that the BBC talent contest looked cheaper and less polished than its ITV rival, and asserted that the production team had done a "bloody good job" on its first series.
Yates said: "If you look at the first episode to the final, you can see the production, the lighting got better. We got better, everything got better week on week because we were learning.
"To compare us to The X Factor, which has been on for nine years, just feels unfair. We'd just started, and if you rule out all the comparisons and look at what we did, then I think you'd see we did a bloody good job first time around.
"I think what the judges did worked. If you produce great talent that's all that matters. It's not about bitching and rowing, it's about making sure people get better every week. And that's what everyone needs to get their head around.
"It's not that kind of show, there are no backstage antics, there are no dressing rooms with huge hot tubs in them."
Despite defending the show, however, Yates revealed that he still did not know whether he or Holly Willoughby would be lined up to present The Voice UK's second series, adding: "None of us know yet if we'll be back on The Voice, I'm sure there are lots of conversations happening at the BBC.
"But you know what it's like with these big entertainment shows, everyone finds out at the last minute. I'm waiting much like everything else. I want to be back, if it happens, I'd be chuffed to be back, because it's so much fun."
It was confirmed earlier this week that all dates for The Voice UK's live tour had been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
Leanne Mitchell, the winner of the show's first series, also suffered embarrassment after her debut single, a cover of Whitney Houston's 'Run to You', only reached number 45 in the UK charts.
Watch Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby talk about The Voice UK below: