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Just after Pharrell Williams has been announced to replace Cee Lo Green on The Voice, the spinning chairs are rotating out their coaches once again — only this time, across the pond.
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Kylie Minogue has confirmed via social media that she won’t be returning to The Voice UK after only one season, due to scheduling conflicts for her Kiss Me Once tour.
The newcomer coach, who took a playful and personable approach to the post, has been partially attributed for the rise in ratings for the BBC show, which was recently renewed for two more seasons.
She tweeted the news on Friday:
#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!
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) April 11, 2014
Minogue also added on her Facebook page: “I absolutely loved my time on the show, and I’ll miss all of the incredible people who were a part of my experience.”
The singer had joined the show’s panel along with Kaiser Chiefs lead singer Ricky Wilson for season three, with original coaches Tom Jones and Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am returning for their third consecutive season. Minogue and Wilson replaced Jessie J and The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue.
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“Kylie has brought her own very special magic to The Voice UK and we have loved having her on the show,” said Moira Ross, executive producer at production company Wall To Wall, according to BBC News. “We wish her well for her tour and hope to welcome her back in the future.”
The other three coaches are not yet confirmed to return for another season, according to multiple reports. However, a potential coach currently up for grabs might be Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who just finished a three-episode guest stint on the U.S. version. (Williams was slotted into Green’s chair for season seven after serving as a guest mentor during season four.)
Season three of The Voice UK wrapped on Saturday with winner Jermain Jackman, who was coached by will.i.am.
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