02/10/2013 09:53 BST | Updated 02/10/2013 09:54 BST

'The Voice UK': Kylie Minogue And Ricky Wilson Take Their Seats On The Judging Panel With Will.i.Am And Tom Jones (PIC)

Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson have finally taken their seats on 'The Voice UK' judging panel and, we have to admit, it's got us a little bit excited about the return of the BBC singing competition (and we NEVER thought we'd say that!)

The Beeb have released the first pic of the new all-star judging line-up - and our favourite thing about the new snap? That'll be the fact that Kylie's popped her handbag down next to her swivelling chair. Bless!

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The all-new 'Voice' judging panel

Ms. Minogue has replaced Jessie J on the panel, while Kaiser Chief's frontman Ricky Wilson has made himself comfortable in Danny O'Donoghue's old seat.

The duo appear alongside returning coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones in a first glimpse of the third series which is due to hit screens in January.

Speaking after her hiring last month, Kylie said: "I'm very excited to become a coach on The Voice UK.

"The search for new talent is such an important aspect of the music industry and The Voice UK gives us all a part to play in that."

And Ricky was just as excited to be joining the show, saying: "Who doesn't want to spend their Saturday night with Kylie Minogue?

"I spent last winter yelling at The Voice, and both Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am were total superstars. I'm just lucky the Kaiser Chiefs have rubber stamped my temporary loan!"

'Big Brother' presenter Emma Willis and JLS star Marvin Humes have been confirmed as new hosts of 'The Voice UK', replacing Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates.


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