The Voice 2014 judges: Kylie Minogue to get £1 million deal to return

Kylie Minogue (The Voice UK)

The BBC are reportedly set to offer Kylie Minogue a huge £1 million pay deal to return to The Voice UK next year.

The current series is only two weeks in but producers and the public alike have been impressed with the Aussie coach, who joined the panel this year alongside fellow newbie Ricky Wilson.

Keen to keep her on the panel, the Beeb is apparently willing to agree a £1 million deal to make her the highest paid coach on the show.

“Ratings are at an all-time high and a lot of that is being put down to the Kylie effect," a source said today, completely incorrectly as The Voice 2014 ratings are actually down, but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

The insider added to the Daily Star Sunday newspaper this morning: “BBC bosses believe she’s a natural and are prepared to double her pay to keep her on the show."

However with a new album planned and a new role in the Australian version of The Voice, it seems that Kylie may not have that much time on her hands.

“Kylie has a new record coming out later this year and if it sells well a possible world tour is in the pipeline for early 2015 which would clash with The Voice live shows," the source said.

They explained: “No deal has been put on the table as bosses are waiting to see if ratings hold up, but conversations have already been had about what they would need to do to keep her.

“Kylie will be in a great position to get what she wants, not only in terms of a salary increase but also with scheduling dates.”

Will.i.am is currently understood to be the highest paid of the coaches with a £700,000 fee while Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson are understood to be getting around £500,000 each.

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