Dannii Minogue has confirmed that she will not return for the next series of The X Factor.
The 39-year-old, who won the show with Matt Cardle last year, explained that her commitment to Australia’s Got Talent had prevented her from rejoining the judging panel.
She told My Daily: “During discussions for me to return to The X Factor it became clear that unfortunately, this year, the X Factor audition dates in the UK clash with the live shows of Australia’s Got Talent during June and July. For this reason I am unable to return.
“I want to wish the new judges every success for this year’s show, and can’t wait to see who the British public choose as their next big star. Thanks to everyone who has shown me so much love and support, and brought me so much joy during my four incredible years working on the show.”
She added: “‘Team Minogue’ will continue to fly a flag later this year when the amazingly talented, and last year’s winner, Matt Cardle releases his debut album.”