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ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent', BBC One's 'The Voice' UK to clash again?

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Britain's Got Talent is expected to go head-to-head once again with The Voice UK when both shows return in the spring.

The rival talent contests were involved in a much-hyped scheduling war last year, ultimately won by ITV's Britain's Got Talent when the BBC challenger shed more than half of the 12m viewers it had at its peak during the live shows.

Britain's Got Talent Final: The Judges : Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams

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The Voice UK Live Final: The judges open the show.

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'The Voice' UK coaches Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue


Left: BGT judges / Right: The Voice UK coaches

However, it has been claimed BBC chiefs "confident" of The Voice UK's chances have pitted its first live show against the final of BGT's seventh series.

"Putting The Voice's first live show up against the Britain's Got Talent final is a bold move," a source told The Sun.

"But The Voice is coming back stronger this year and bosses are confident any teething problems experienced last time have been erased."

Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell are the judges on 'Britain's Got Talent - semi-finals'. Shown on ITV1 HD.England - 02.06.11
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Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell on BGT

A spokesperson for the BBC has said: "The Voice series 2 live shows will start on June 8. We aren't aware of a date for the Britain's Got Talent final."

Speaking to Digital Spy at auditions in London this month, BGT boss Simon Cowell said he is confident of beating The Voice UK again, as everyone "predicted doom and gloom" for his show last year.

Watch DS chat with Simon Cowell, Ant and Dec and the Britain's Got Talent judges below:

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