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Kelly Rowland

Oh no! Our favourite independent woman will not be returning to the new series of The X Factor.

Camp Kelly issued a statement earlier saying “After much speculation, we can officially confirm today that Kelly Rowland has decided not to return as a judge again for this year's UK X Factor.”

Rumours have been flying around this afternoon that Kelly was making too many demands, that the show didn’t fit into her schedule and that Dermot will be hosting the show topless. Okay we may have made the latter up but we can dream can’t we?

Louis has of course been confirmed for the new series, along with last year’s little muffin mentor and ITunes UK no.1 holder Tulisa. Gary Barlow has reportedly signed a £2m deal for the new series. M&S jumpers on you sir!

But who will take Kelly’s place? It has been rumoured that Dannii is set to make a return. We wonder if Alexandra Burke may be stepping in again like she did when Miss Rowland was off erm, sick.

We just don’t know OK DOT COM. But what we do know is we will miss you Kelly, girl you put it down.

Words: Ben Spence

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