Australian songstress Kylie Minogue will be joining The Voice UK as one of two stars replacing Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue, the BBC has confirmed.
Grammy award-winner Kylie will become a coach for series three next year, with the second new recruit to be announced in due course.
Kylie said: "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. 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."
Mark Linsey, the BBC's controller of entertainment commissioning, said: "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.”
Meanwhile, existing judges will.i.am and Tom Jones will be returning for the new series, to join Kylie in the spinning chairs after two years on the show.
will.i.am said: “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.”
Sir Tom Jones said: “I’m really looking forward to series three of The Voice UK and although I’ll miss Jessie and Danny, Kylie and the fourth coach will be a welcome addition to the line-up.”
The series returns in January 2014.