The sixth series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and the new BBC talent show The Voice are set to launch on the same night, according to The Sun newspaper.
The BBC is rumoured to be kicking off their £22million new singing contest The Voice on Saturday 24th March 2012.
An ITV insider has revealed that is also the probable start date for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent, judged by Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden.
The exact scheduling is yet to be confirmed, but a source told the paper, the two shows could overlap every Saturday, which will see another reality TV clash following the long running battle between The X Factor on ITV and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
An angry BBC source told the paper last night: “This is typical of ITV, parking their tanks on our lawn just as we launch a major new format.
“They are smarting because they didn’t get the show although they bid £10 million more than us.”
An ITV source added: “We haven’t declared our launch date but, if I was a betting man, I’d go for March 24.
“The BBC know we always launch BGT around this time. If anyone is parking tanks on a lawn, it’s them on ours!”
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