A spokesperson for Kelly Rowland has confirmed the singer is not returning as a judge on The X Factor.
The former Destiny’s Child singer had been at the centre of much speculation as to whether she would be returning. She joined the show last year as part of the ‘next generation’ along with Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow.
“Kelly has not been able to agree a deal that fits into her autumn/winter schedule so sadly cannot accept a place on the 2012 panel” – Rowland spokesperson.
It is thought that former judge Dannii Minogue is set to make a return. Tulisa spoke to ITV1’s Daybreak this morning saying that she thinks she would get along well with Dannii if she joins.
Tulisa and Louis Walsh are yet to be confirmed to return. ITV announced earlier this month Gary would be returning.