BBC talent show The Voice reportedly over spent on production costs by a whopping £650,000 while filming the first series of the programme.
The show, which featured Jessie J, Will.I.Am, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue as coaches who mentored the contestants, was the most successful entertainment show launch for the BBC in over a decade.
The BBC reportedly invested £22million in a two year deal to create a UK version of the show, which was originally a Dutch format, also becoming popular in the US.
According to Broadcast, set costs have been cited as the reason for going over-budget and producers Wall To Wall will pay for the excess costs involved with staging the talent show.
Ratings for the launch of The Voice were higher than Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s The X Factor for their respective debuts, with 9.44 million tuning in on 24 March, eventually peaking at 11.99million viewers for the fourth episode of the blind auditions.
However, over the course of the series viewing figures declined, at one point falling as low as 5.14million viewers.
It was recently reported that BBC1 controller Danny Cohen has vowed that the show will come back stronger than ever for its second series after the show lost millions of viewers and winner Leanne Mitchell’s debut single, 'Run To You', failed to crack the Top 40.
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The Voice winner Leanne Mitchell films her first music video for 'Run To You'