Singer Dannii Minogue is soon to star in a new role on television, according to reports.

The Sun claims that The X Factor judge is set to play a part in the spin-off series of Doctor Who, Torchwood.

Reports of Dannii being tipped for an appearance in the spin-off come after Dr Who's Christmas special saw older sister Kylie Minogue play a sassy waitress Astrid.

On the show, Kylie's character shared a kiss with the Doctor but she was killed off soon after she saved Tennant's life on the show.

John Barrowman, who plays the character of Captain Jack on the show, says Dannii would be a great addition to the series.

He told the paper: "I’d love it if Dannii appeared in Torchwood. She has an edge and I know she’s a fan of the show.”

The Put The Needle On It star is also expected to continue to groom young singing talent on the X Factor next year. Two of her acts reached the final this year and Leon Jackson has gone on to score the top single on the Christmas singles chart.

26/12/2007 14:25:57