It's barely past the battle stages of the current second series, but the BBC has already confirmed a third series of The Voice UK.

In a tweet sent out during Saturday night's episode, the broadcaster confirmed that another series has been ordered, with a link to the open auditions included in the message.

The tweet read:  "*NEWS* We can confirm that @BBCTheVoiceUK will return for a third series."

The message did not include any information about coaches returning. The UK series has kept the same four coaches - Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue, and Tom Jones - throughout the first two seasons.

On The Voice of Ireland, original coach Brian Kennedy was replaced by Jamelia for the recent second series, while The Voice USA has seen a switch-up involving Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green and Usher and Shakira - though the former are set to return for another season.