Kylie Minogue won’t be returning to The Voice UK for her second season she has confirmed.
The Australian singer admitted that she will be leaving the show, where she is judge with Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am, Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson. The 45-year-old took to Twitter on Friday where she broke the news to those eagerly awaiting her next move after rumours first surfaced about her possibly quitting.
Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice
“#Lovers, due to timing of my tour I won’t be back next season for The Voice UK Thanks to all who supported! Hope to see you on my KMO tour!” she wrote.
Ricky has admitted that the chance to work with Kylie was one of the main reasons he signed up to the show, and has said he can't imagine doing it without her. He isn't the only member of the panel hoping she will change her mind. Sir Tom has said he thinks the BBC "should do whatever they can to keep Kylie".
"It works how it is right now," he previously said. "With the four of us, I think it's a good combination. It's working now, so why spoil it? Why change it?"
Kylie and Ricky joined the panel this series alongside returning stars Tom and Will. This season, which Jermaine Jackson won, has been a ratings hit with 9.41 million viewers at its peak.
The Voice UK with will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and Tom Jones
Kylie previously told The Sun newspaper about her clash of work commitments: "I'm touring later this year and the timings wouldn't work. We started filming in November last year and I'm on tour in September, October and November this year. I would have to think about it."
Kylie, has a few ideas about who would be good enough to replace her. She believes whoever takes the job must be busting with personality and ooze sex appeal.
"Charisma is important and that is often very close to someone being sexy," she confessed.