Kylie Minogue has confirmed that she will be joining BBC show the Voice as a mentor next year.
The Aussie singer will replace departing coach Jessie J on the panel to sit alongside will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones.
In a statement, the Spinning Around star said she was “very excited” to be a part of the show when it returns for a third series next year:
“I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series. The search for new talent is such an important aspect of the music industry and the Voice gives us all a part to play in that.
“Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine! Watch this space!”
Kylie also confirmed the news directly, tweeting:
“#LOVERS I’m excited to announce that I’ll be coaching on @BBCTheVoiceUK next season!”
Singer will.i.am also had his say on the new arrival:
“While I will miss Danny [O'Donoghue] and Jessie, I’m excited to be returning for Season 3 and to work with Kylie and Tom. Together we will mix it up and bring new energy and ideas to the show.”
Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue both quit the show earlier this year to concentrate on their music careers.
A replacement for Script singer Danny will be apparently be announced soon.
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