A junior version of The Voice could be launched by the BBC, despite the adult show’s bad ratings.

A children’s version of the show has already been screened in the Netherlands, where the talent contest originated from.

The programme’s creator, John de Mol told Mediaguardian that there was a “fair chance” that the show aimed at eight to 14-year-olds could be screened by the BBC.

TV bosses could launch a junior version of The Voice, despite the adult show's plunging ratings.

He said: "The Voice Kids was a tremendous success in Holland. There was a big emotional reaction from the parents of the children taking part."

The UK version of The Voice, drew its worst viewing figures yet when just 4.5 million viewers tuned in for the semi-finals on Saturday, less than half the audience which was watching in the early stages of the competition.

Irish singer, Danny O'Donoghue from The Script will have his last act, Bo Bruce sing in the final of the competition this weekend.