Samantha Jade, winner of the 2012 series of the X Factor, has been cast as Kylie Minogue in a new television special.
Jade will play the pop princess circa 1989 to 1991 during her affair with Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS, in Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS.
The two-part TV special will air on Channel Seven later this year. It is being produced in Melbourne by Mark Fennessy and Rory Callaghan with former INXS manager CM Murphy acting as co-executive producer.
Shine Australia and Seven also announced the casting of other key female characters. Paula Yates will be played by Georgina Haig while Mallory Jansen will play supermodel Helena Christensen, who dated the rock singer in the 1990s.
Luke Arnold will play Hutchence.