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Your ~absolute favourite~ Australian actor-cum-singer-cum-actor-cum-reality TV judge Delta Goodrem has just scored herself a brand new gig.

The 32-year-old has officially signed on to take the lead role of Olivia Newton-John in an upcoming biographical miniseries about the 'Grease' legend's life on Channel Seven.

The miniseries, which is set to start shooting next week ahead of a planned air date in 2017, focuses on Newton-John's upbringing and career, from her humble beginnings in South Yarra to worldwide stardom.

"Celebrating how a nice girl can finish first, the story of Olivia Newton-John charts her trailblazing personal, musical and uniquely female journey through one of the world’s toughest industries."

Goodrem only reportedly signed on to play the role once she gained the blessing of her good friend Newton-John. It's believed that if Newton-John had not okayed the casting, Goodrem would not have taken it up.

The miniseries on Seven is one of three major biographical projects the network will air next year, with planned specials focusing on Paul Hogan and even Shane Bloody Warne set to hit screens over the next twelve months.

It's gonna be a busy year on the teev for "our" Delts, with a guest spot on the new season of 'House Husbands' in the works, as well as a return to her regular mentoring role on 'The Voice.'

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Source: Herald Sun.
Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty.