Kylie Minogue is to play two Christmas shows at the Royal Albert Hall this December.

The 48-year-old singer made her debut at the iconic London concert venue with a special festive show last year and she will return to the stage for more Yule Tide fun on December 9 and December 10.

Kylie has promised fans lots of festive cheer and a ''few surprises''.

She said: ''I can't wait to return to the Royal Albert Hall to share a night of joy and celebration with everyone. Expect Christmas classics, plenty of sparkle and some very special surprises.''

The concerts are Kylie's only headline British performances this year and Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, can't wait for the Australian pop princess to spread the joy of the season in song.

Noble said: ''We're delighted to welcome Kylie back to the Hall for her only headline shows in the UK: two nights of fantastic music, festive fun and the razzle-dazzle that only she can bring. A Kylie Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year.''

In 2015, Kylie - who is engaged to British actor Joshua Sasse -released her first festive album 'Kylie Christmas' which featured a duet with her sister Dannii Minogue on '100 Degrees'.