Kylie Minogue offered huge pay rise for The Voice return
'The Voice' judge Kylie Minogue is said to have been offered a huge pay rise to return for next year's series of the TV talent show after she has helped boost ratings for the current run
This article is from 2014.
Kylie Minogue has been offered a big pay rise to return to 'The Voice' for another year.
The 'I Should Be So Lucky' hitmaker would become the highest-paid judge on the show - with her salary doubling to £1 million - after she has been credited with helping the programme launch to record viewing figures of over 10 million for its third series.
An insider told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Kylie has proved to be an instant smash hit on 'The Voice'. Ratings are at an all-time high and a lot of that is being put down to the Kylie effect.
"BBC bosses believe she's a natural and are prepared to double her pay to keep her on the show.
"Kylie has a new record coming out later this year and if it sells well a possible world tour is in the pipeline for early 2015 which would clash with 'The Voice' live shows."
While the 45-year-old singer's own music career could clash, there is also concern because she is also a coach on the Australian version of the show.
The source added: "Something will have to give next year. No deal has been put on the table as bosses are waiting to see if ratings hold up.
"But conversations have already been had about what they would need to do to keep her.
"Kylie will be in a great position to get what she wants, not only in terms of a salary increase but also with scheduling dates."