New coaches: Kylie Minogue and will.i.am.

New coaches: Kylie Minogue and will.i.am. Photo: Getty Images, Marco Del Grande

Australia's queen of pop Kylie Minogue is taking Australian TV's talent show throne. 

The former Neighbours actress turned global music star is returning to Australia to become a coach on Nine's top-rating talent show The Voice.

I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside the three amazing artists. 

She will be joined on the series by Grammy-winning US singer will.i.am. The pair will replace Delta Goodrem and Seal, who are leaving the show after two seasons.

<i>The Voice</i> 2013 coaching panel: Seal, Ricky Martin, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem.

The Voice 2013 coaching panel: Seal, Ricky Martin, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem.

Both Minogue and will.i.am are coaches on the British version of the global talent franchise.

Ricky Martin and Joel Madden will stay with the series. Goodrem will switch to Nine's planned spin-off The Voice Kids.

Madden will pull double duty and appear on both programs.

Goodrem broke the news on Twitter this afternoon.

 

 

In a statement released by Nine, Minogue said she was "so excited to be coming home and being a coach on The Voice".

"I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside the three amazing artists," she said.

Will.i.am also voiced his excitement, saying: "It is an honour to join The Voice Australia as a coach, working alongside Kylie Minogue, Ricky Martin and Joel Madden. Australia is a highly creative country and a place with many good memories that have shaped my music career."

The Voice Kids, which will air next year, will be open to talented singers between the ages of eight and 14.

Darren McMullen will host both versions of the show.

- Staff reporters

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