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The Voice struggling to hit high note with new series

It's only just begun but already The Voice is struggling to reach the highs of last year.

Bressie, Kian, Sharon and new judge Jamelia returned to our screens for the first episode of the second series on Sunday night.

And whilst there was lots of heated debate between the judges over what contestants to choose, it seems viewers might have been less interested in proceedings.

Sunday's opener drew in 100,000 fewer viewers at the start of the second season compared to the first with an average of 605,000 people.

Show producers will need to keep the drama coming.