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Kylie officially quits The Voice after one series

Kylie says the show's schedule clashes with her upcoming tour. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice after one series to concentrate on her own music career.

The singer thanked fans for their "incredible support" and confirmed she would not return for the next series of the BBC singing talent show.

She said: "I'm sad to say that, due to the timing of my European tour, I won't be back for season four. I absolutely loved my time on the show, and I'll miss all of the incredible people who were a part of my experience."

Kylie Minogue 'quits The Voice' to pursue music

Pop princess Kylie Minogue has reportedly quit The Voice in a major blow to the BBC talent show, according to The Sun (£).

The 45-year-old Australian singer told the newspaper that she could not return because of her music commitments.

Kylie Minoguue 'quits The Voice' Credit: PA

She said: “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.”

When asked if she would go back if the BBC changed filming dates, she said: “I would have to think about it.”

The BBC responded: “We are aware of Kylie’s commitments and are looking to accommodate them.”

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Kylie Minogue named as new coach on The Voice

Kylie Minogue has been named as a new coach on The Voice for the BBC show's upcoming series.

Kylie will join returning coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones on the famous red chairs - two of which were left empty by singer Jessie J and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue.

Kylie Minogue has been named as a new coach on The Voice. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The singer said she was "very excited", adding, "Will I be competitive? Probably more than even I imagine! Watch this space!"

A fourth coach has yet to be announced.

Kylie Minogue thanks Angelina Jolie for sharing story

Kylie Minogue, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, has thanked Angelina Jolie for sharing her story:

Kylie went through surgery and chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Kylie reunited with Jason Donovan after 23 years

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan perform during the Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker concert, at the O2 arena in London. Credit: PA

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan have reunited on stage for the first time in 23 years. The Australian duo sang their 1988 smash hit Especially For You to an enthralled audience at the London's O2 arena. During an interlude, Jason swept Kylie off her feet in an embrace.

Michael Bublé joins Kylie for Rod Stewart's Christmas Show

Fans saw stars arrive to record Rod Stewart's Christmas Show at Stirling Castle earlier today.

Singer Michael Buble met fans he arrived ahead of his performance with Stewart in the ITV programme to be broadcast next month.

Michael Buble meets fans as he arrives for the Rod Stewart Christmas Special Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The singer is recording performances with Buble, Kylie Minogue and violinist Nicola Benedetti in the great hall of Stirling Castle.

He said: "Christmas comes early for me this year. I'm really looking forward to singing with Kylie and Michael and performing with Nicola.

Guests arrive for the Rod Stewart Christmas Special being filmed at Stirling Castle Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"The show will be a real seasonal treat."

Tickets for the exclusive evening were distributed via a lottery with a dress code of "dinner jackets, kilts and cocktail dresses".

Nicola Benedetti arrives for the Rod Stewart Christmas Special being filmed at Stirling Castle Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Historic Scotland spokeswoman said: "We are delighted that Rod Stewart is hosting his Christmas special at Stirling Castle's great hall.

"It will be seen by millions of people across the UK and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the beauty of this spectacular castle.

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Kylie, Coldplay and Bowie set to leave EMI after takeover

Some of the world's biggest music artists, including Kylie Minogue, Coldplay and David Bowie are set to leave EMI after Universal's £1.2 billion takeover was given the go-ahead. The European Commission said the company may otherwise become too powerful.

Kylie Minogue performing at the Hammersmith Apollo Credit: Press Association

Universal must sell several of EMI's labels including Parlophone, home to Lily Allen and Pink Floyd along with its 50% stake in the Now! That's What I Call Music compilations.

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