Touring may prevent Kylie signing for another series of The Voice UK

Kylie Minogue says a further series as a coach on The Voice is not assured because of her touring commitments.

The Australian singer, who is one of the coaches on the BBC singing show alongside, Sir Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, admitted her forthcoming tour would take priority over any TV work.

She replaced Jessie J on the panel in the third series, alongside Ricky, who had taken over from The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue.

“I’m already doing it again in Australia, but UK or Australia, I don’t know if I could (do another season) because I’m going to be touring. We’ll see,” she said.

“I am doing The Voice Australia so that will carry on until July. I’ve got to get through at least this one first, and then two with Australia.”

Kylie, who admitted signing up to The Voice was a ‘huge decision’, cannot wait for the live shows, which will begin after the knock-out rounds.

“What I’m really excited for are the live shows – we have three weeks of live shows, which will wrap everything up,” she said. “It’s odd to me (that) that will be that because it’s such a big part of my life as of late. But The Voice UK and the BBC nurtured me into the role, because every meeting I had with them, I said, ‘I’m ‘fessing up, I’m nervous. I haven’t done this before, I don’t know if I can do it and how people will react to me doing it’.”

The 45-year-old added: “There is no doubt that it has been challenging and intense, but it’s also been really rewarding.”

Kylie – whose new album Kiss Me Once is released on March 17 – may be the bookies’ favourite to be the winning coach, but she’s remaining diplomatic.

“I’ve got strong contenders, but I think every team has. We all end up with someone in the final live show, so we’re all in with a chance until the very end. We’ve got a good range of acts and for those who don’t make it through, they have such a great experience,” she said.

“I’ve seen some of them since, and I said, ‘Sorry you didn’t make it through’, but they said, ‘We’ve loved the experience and the exposure’.

“And I think what’s important for all of them is to be prepped for when their moment is on screens, because it’s one opportunity of a landscape of opportunities. It might not be the one that magically makes everything happen but you have to use all your different opportunities and mould your own future with that.”

The Into The Blue singer also revealed all the judges are equally competitive.

“We’re competitive, but at the same time it’s not competitive to the point where it’s about us. It’s about our acts,” she said, adding: “We all have different experiences so we have different things to draw upon. I’d say we’re equal – we show it in different ways.”

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