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Byline: WITH MARION MCMULLEN

IT'S not over until the fat lady sings goes the saying, but on The Voice UK it's not over until the chairs stop turning.

IT'S not over until the fat lady sings goes the saying, but on The Voice UK it's not over until the chairs stop turning.

The auditions are nearly done and dusted on the BBC singing contest with only the last few places remaining on Teams Tom, Kylie, Ricky and Will.i.am.

The auditions are nearly done and dusted on the BBC singing contest with only the last few places remaining on Teams Tom, Kylie, Ricky and Will.i.am.

Ratings have a nasty habit of falling as soon as Sir Tom Jones and Co stop twisting and finally turn their chairs around to face the contestants.

Ratings have a nasty habit of falling as soon as Sir Tom Jones and Co stop twisting and finally turn their chairs around to face the contestants.

| Judges... Will.i.am and | Judges... Will.i.am and The blind auditions come to an end next Saturday and it will be interesting to see if viewers switch off or continue to watch Kylie Minogue's flirting masterclass. One flutter of the Aussie siren's eyes and it's no wonder all the young males on the show are ready to fall at her feet.

viewers switch off or continue to watch Kylie Minogue's flirting masterclass. One flutter of the Aussie siren's eyes and it's no wonder all the young males on the show are ready to fall at her feet.

Fellow newcomer Ricky Wilson is also proving a TV natural... even if his Gary Barlow impression is a bit dodgy.

Fellow newcomer Ricky Wilson is also proving a TV natural... even if his Gary Barlow impression is a bit dodgy.

It's clear all four coaches want to be the voice victor by the end and are hoping they have picked a winner. I predict a riot.

It's clear all four coaches want to be the voice victor by the end and are hoping they have picked a winner. I predict a riot.

A GOD on Top Gear? No, Jeremy Clarkson hasn't finally proclaimed himself divine.

A GOD on Top Gear? No, Jeremy Clarkson hasn't finally proclaimed himself divine.

Actor Tom Hiddleston (pictured bottom), best known for playing Thor's evil half-brother Loki, took a break from playing Shakespeare on the London stage to take a turn on the racing circuit in the BBC Two show's Star In A Reasonably Priced Car segment.

Actor Tom Hiddleston (pictured bottom), best known for playing Thor's evil half-brother Loki, took a break from playing Shakespeare on the London stage to take a turn on the racing circuit in the BBC Two show's Star In A Reasonably Priced Car segment.

A torrential downpour ruined his chances of beating Rush film director Ron Howard on the leader board, but he did manage to beat Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville's time. Think Thor and his hammer might have had something to do with scuppering the weather.

A torrential downpour ruined his chances of beating Rush film director Ron Howard on the leader board, but he did manage to beat Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville's time. Think Thor and his hammer might have had something to do with scuppering the weather.

Ricky, Sir Tom, Kylie Ricky, Sir Tom, Kylie A BUMBLING police squad smashing down a door and tasering the angry, half-naked home owner and his dog marked the opening of Channel 4's police crime comedy drama Babylon.

A BUMBLING police squad smashing down a door and tasering the angry, half-naked home owner and his dog marked the opening of Channel 4's police crime comedy drama Babylon.

Time to call in an American PR exec to improve the public image of the force.

Time to call in an American PR exec to improve the public image of the force.

Directed by Danny Boyle, of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire fame, and written by the creators of the Peep Show and Fresh Meat, Babylon is not for the faint-hearted.

Directed by Danny Boyle, of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire fame, and written by the creators of the Peep Show and Fresh Meat, Babylon is not for the faint-hearted.

But for those who like their comedy hard-hitting, a six part series is being filmed this spring. May the force be with you.

But for those who like their comedy hard-hitting, a six part series is being filmed this spring. May the force be with you.

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