Kylie Minogue has been announced as a new coach on The Voice UK.

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The Australian singer is the first new star to be announced following the departures of Danny O’Donoghue and Jessie J.

She 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!”

As well as the news about Kylie joining the show, we’ve had confirmation that Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am will return for a third year.

will.i.am commented: “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.”

Tom 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 new series of The Voice UK will launch in January 2014 and the fourth coach will be announced soon!

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