The BBC are reportedly prepared to offer Kylie Minogue £1million a year to stay on as a coach on The Voice.
If the Aussie pop star agrees to the deal, she will become the highest-paid coach on the show ahead of Will.i.am, who is currently on a salary of £750,000.
The Daily Star reports: ‘It would put her on twice as much as Sir Tom Jones and around three times more than Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson.’
An insider told the paper: ‘Kylie has proved to be an instant smash hit on The Voice. Ratings are at an all-time high and a lot of that is being put down to the Kylie effect.
‘BBC bosses believe she’s a natural and are prepared to double her pay to keep her on the show. 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.’
They continued: ‘She’s also a coach on the Australian version of the show and something will have to give next year.
‘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.’
Ratings for The Voice so far have been decent, with last week’s opener drawing in 8.4 million. The second round of blind auditions fetched an average of 7.61 million – down 760,000 on last Saturday – but was still Saturday night’s most-watched programme.
ms. minogue collecting dem coins..