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Kylie Minogue joins The Voice Australia

Pop princess Kylie Minogue will join The Voice Australia as a coach in 2014, it was announced in a shock panel shake-up revealed today.
Kylie Minogue

The Aussie star will take the big red spinning chair of Delta Goodrem, whose social media announcement of her departure coincided with Nine’s reveal of its new line-up for 2014.

In a post addressed to her “Voice Australia friends”, the 29-year-old songstress announced she would not be returning to The Voice for a third season, but would take up a role on the yet-to-launch The Voice Kids and devote more time to her musical career.

“I wanted you to hear it from me,” Goodrem began.

“I’ll be taking a season off but have chosen to be a coach on the 2014 debut of The Voice Kids.”

Goodrem said she was “so proud” to have been one of the original coaches on the series and described the experience as “life changing”.

Kylie Minogue will join coaches Joel Madden and Ricky Martin when The Voice returns in 2014, along with hip hop star will.i.am, who has been a coach on The Voice UK since 2011.

The new additions also mark the departure of Seal, who will not be returning next year.

Minogue said she was looking forward to coming home for the gig.

“I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside three amazing artists: Ricky, Joel and will.i.am,” she said.

Will.i.am said he was “honoured” and “excited” to sit alongside Ricky Martin, who will be returning for his second season, it was confirmed, and Joel Madden who would return as a coach across both The Voice and The Voice Kids.

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