Kylie Minogue joins The Voice UK
Kylie Minogue is set to join the third series of 'The Voice' UK alongside returning coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones in 2014
Kylie Minogue has signed up to be a coach on 'The Voice' UK.
The 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' hitmaker will join the third series of BBC One's flagship singing competition in 2014, while will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have been confirmed to return to the show.
Kylie said in a statement: "I'm very excited to become a coach on 'The Voice'. 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!"
The Australian star's appointment to the panel follows the departures of 'Wild' singer Jessie J and The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue, who both quit the show after two series earlier this year.
A fourth coach will be announced "in due course", according to the BBC.
Returning coaches will.i.am and Tom welcomed their new colleague, with the 'Scream & Shout' hitmaker saying: "While I will miss Danny and Jessie, I'm excited to be returning for season three and to work with Kylie and Tom. Together we will mix it up and bring new energy and ideas to the show."
Tom added: "I'm really looking forward to series three of 'The Voice' and although I'll miss Jessie and Danny, Kylie and the fourth coach will be a welcome addition to the line-up."
'The Voice' will also undergo a schedule shake-up for its third series, launching in January 2014, three months earlier than the previous series' April premieres.