When does American Idol 2014 start in the UK on Channel 5?

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Returning Idol Judge: Jennifer Lopez – Photo by Ana Carolina Kley Vita (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

What date is the new 2014 series of American Idol due to air on Channel 5 in the UK?

UPDATE: As previously predicted in the comments below, it’s now been officially confirmed that the new series of Idol will start on 5* at 5:00pm on Saturday, 1 February, 2014. End of update.

According to Channel 5, they have officially secured the UK broadcast rights for season 13 of American Idol, with the show scheduled to air on 5*.

They’ve stated the series will premiere this side of the Atlantic in early 2014, though an exact start date is currently yet to be announced. At this time the 5* premiere looks likely to be the beginning of February.

We’ll update this page with the relevant dates and times as soon as we receive an official announcement from Channel 5. Season 13 begins on Fox in the US on Wednesday, 15 January, 2014.