A live tour version of BBC One’s The Voice UK has been cancelled after ticket sales flopped.
The tour was meant to kick off a UK-wide tour in Bournemouth on 12 September but has now been cancelled “due to lack of ticket sales.”
The TV version launched to audiences of 10m in April but viewing figures dropped to just over 4m as the series progressed.
The show saw artists audition for judges Jessie J, will.i.am, Danny O’Donoghue and Sir Tom Jones who then selected, mentored, and trained in the competition to be named ‘The Voice UK’.
Despite slashing drama budgets and cancelling much loved shows, BBC bosses reportedly spent £20m to bring the format to the UK.
Announcing the show’s purchase last year, BBC One controller Danny Cohen claimed the series would be “a fantastic Saturday night event on BBC One.”
But so far it has failed to hold TV audiences or persuade music lovers to part with their money.