Auditions for the ITV talent show will take place on Monday, May 22.

Auditions in Barnstaple for The Voice were snapped up quickly by singers in North Devon.

The Factory filled all of its audition slots for the ITV programme in less than 48 hours, after an overwhelming response from the local community.

The venue at Petroc’s Brannams campus in Barnstaple, announced on Tuesday, April 25 that the TV show was to hold auditions on Monday, May 22.

All the slots allocated to The Factory by ITV were filled by the end of Wednesday.

Clare Chapple, The Factory’s venue, events and entertainment manager, said: “We allocated the audition slots on a first-come-first-served basis. We do have a reserve list, which is very long.”

The Voice are also set to attend an open mic event at The Chill Bar in Ilfracombe on the evening of May 22.

The ITV show is hosted by Emma Willis, with singers coached by Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Will.I.Am and Gavin Rossdale.

The 2017 series finale was aired last month, and saw Mo Adeniran crowned the winner.