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Reports out of the UK suggest singer Kylie Minogue is planning to reunite with hitmakers Stock/Aitken/Waterman.

The legendary trio of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman are one of the most successful songwriting and producing partnerships of all time, with over 200 top 40 UK hits in the 80s and early 90s.

The team split up in the early 90s, as first Matt Aitken left in 1991, followed two years later by Mike Stock. Stock/Aitken reteamed as a duo, producing the likes of Robson & Jerome, Scooch, and the Fast Food Rockers. Pete Waterman had success through new writing and production teams, most notably with Steps and Tina Cousins.

There has been talk of a proper SAW reunion since a retrospective CD collection of their greatest hits, 'Gold' came out last year. And now it seems they may reunite with arguably their biggest ever pop star.

Kylie Minogue came to the Hit Factory 20 years ago as an innocent young Aussie actress from the TV soap Neigbours. A couple of hours after she arrived at the SAW studios, they'd penned her smash hit UK debut single I Should Be So Lucky and catapulted her to fame.

She has a string of hits with the team, but left SAW after four albums. Kylie had a few stumbles as she tried to reinvent herself as an indie-girl, but eventually returned to her pop roots, and to the top of the charts.

Kylie Minogue is now working on a comeback record, her first since she was diagnosed with breast cancer eighteen months ago. Sources say she's turned to her old songwriter/producers to help ensure the new album's a smash hit.

Apparently, Kylie's new music will still have a melodic pop sound, but have "a bit more of an edge". She's also working with producer Amanda Ghost (James Blunt, Boy George), the Scissor Sisters, Steve Anderson, Richard Stannard and others.

* thisislondon.co.uk: Kylie reunites with 80s hit-makers