Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

Grammy award-winner Kylie Minogue has been confirmed as a coach on series three of The Voice UK.

The 45-year-old Australian-born Minogue replaces Jessie J, who left to focus on promoting her new album, as a coach on the television singing talent show.

“I’m very excited to become a coach on The Voice UK. I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series,” said Minogue.

Minogue has had worldwide record sales of more than 68 million, 10 world tours, 11 successful albums and over 50 hit singles, and was given an OBE for services to music.

“The search for new talent is such an important aspect of the music industry and The Voice UK gives us all a part to play in that. Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine! Watch this space!” added the star.

Mark Linsey, Controller Entertainment Commissioning, BBC, commented: “Kylie is a hugely respected figure within the world of music and will be a fantastic addition to The Voice UK. She is a true pop icon and her longevity in the industry is testament to her creative and musical ability.”

Music legend Sir Tom Jones will join Minogue and in the red chairs when he returns as a coach to series three of The Voice UK.

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, said: “I knew the line-up wouldn’t disappoint! To secure the princess of pop Kylie and announce the return of and Sir Tom is a really great moment for the show, bring on The Voice series three.”

The new series starts in January 2014 in the UK!

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