Dannii Minogue is returning to British TV to judge a talent show for the first time since 2010.
The Australian star, younger sister of pop princess Kylie, will be appearing alongside Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and ‘Glee’ star Amber Riley on the panel of the BBC One show, which seeks to find five performers for a stage show musical based on the music and career of Barlow’s band Take That.
Barlow himself revealed that Minogue would be participating in the show by posting a great throwback picture on Twitter, showing the singer posing with a very early version of Take That way back in 1991!
Minogue, 44, reacted by telling The Sun on Wednesday (September 14th): “I’m so excited to be returning to the UK and joining the judging panel of ‘Let It Shine’. To be a performer, you must have a burning desire to perform, then you train at all the skills you need to shine. This show gives everyone that chance. I can’t wait.”
She was a member of ‘The X Factor’ judging panel on four series from 2007 to 2010, during which time she was twice responsible for shepherding the eventual winner – Leon Jackson in 2007 and Matt Cardle in 2010.
Dannii Minogue is to be a judge on Gary Barlow's 'Let It Shine' BBC One show
‘Let It Shine’ is set to begin in early 2017, with the BBC hoping it will replace ‘The Voice’ which moved to ITV earlier this year. Graham Norton and ‘The Great British Bake Off’s Mel Giedroyc have already been confirmed as the new show’s co-presenters.
“The ambitious format will place the spectacle of the group’s live concert experience at its heart and feature all-singing and all-dancing performances, unearthing performers from every corner of the United Kingdom,” the BBC previously stated in a press release.