Simon Cowell 'slightly irritated' by success of The Voice

Simon Cowell appears to have conceded defeat to BBC's The Voice in last night's prime time TV ratings war.

The BBC talent show drew in four million more viewers than Britain's Got Talent's six million when the two shows overlapped for 20 minutes from 8pm.

But Cowell has taken consolation in the super-popular dancing dog on the ITV1 show and says he's still "loving the show this year."