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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."

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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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