Channel Seven is thrilled to announce that Dannii Minogue is confirmed as a judge on the upcoming program Australia's Got Talent, which will search for the hottest undiscovered talent in the country.

Australia's Got Talent will be wide open to people young and not so young - dancers, ventriloquists, circus acts, yodellers, performance artists, acrobats, magicians and signers - the weird, the wacky, the wild and the wonderful.

Dannii Minogue has been working in the entertainment industry since she was seven, endearing herself to Australian's on the family talent show Young Talent Time . With a solo career spanning 17 years and 20 Top 20 singles, Dannii has also performed the lead role in Notre-Dame De Paris in London's West End and toured Australia in the phenomenally successful arena stage show Grease , starring as Rizzo to over 450,000 people.

Minogue last worked on Australian television in 1989 as a teenager on Home and Away and is looking forward to returning home.

Dannii said today 'I'm so excited to be returning home to work on a TV show I know is going to be loads of fun and full of surprises'

'I started my career on a talent show and had to go through the audition process that those on Australia's Got Talent will have to go through too. I will be right there with those performing as I know the feeling well. This will be their moment, their big chance to shine. I can't wait to be part of it all and look forward to being surprised by the unknown!'

Australia's Got Talent is based on the format created by Simon Cowell. The US version is the number 1 new program in the current summer schedule.

Australia's Got Talent will premiere on Channel 7 in early 2007