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The Voice UK: Jessie J excited about Kylie Minogue replacement

The Voice UK 2013 - Jessie J

Jessie J has said she’s happy to have been replaced by Kylie Minogue on The Voice UK.

The BBC confirmed last week that Aussie popstar Kylie would be joining the panel after Jessie quit earlier this year.

And Jessie was full of praise for the singer, saying: “I think it’s amazing that Kylie’s doing it. I think it’s going to be interesting to see what she brings.

“I hope she’s tough though. I hope that she’s critical, because that’s what I want to be replaced with as well, because I felt like I was the most honest.”

Speaking on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man about the series and her decision to quit, Jessie suggested it was good that the panel kept changing.

“Every coach that’s on the show teaches something different, which is why I think it should change up,” she explained. “If we are preaching that we’re successful, we shouldn’t always be available to be on the show every year for four or five months, because then we’re lying to the contestants.”

But Jessie claimed that Kylie would become victim to the inevitable diva tag as the lone female on the show.

“I loved being on the show and you do always have to get the bad with the good, and what show has never had that female diva?” she said. “Tulisa got it, Kelly Rowland’s had it, I’ve had it, Kylie’s going to get it – and Kylie’s the sweetest person ever, so who knows what they’re going to make up about her?”

Kylie will be joined by Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson on the new look panel, as the rocker takes over from the outgoing Danny O’Donoghue who also left this year.

The pair will sit in the famous spinning red chairs alongside Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones, who are both back for the third series.

The Voice UK returns to BBC One in January.

Browse pictures of the new Voice UK coaches and presenters below…