Kelly Rowland Confirms Departure As X Factor Judge

30 April 2012, 14:18

The 'Down For Whatever' star decides not to return for a second year on the judging panel.

Kelly Rowland has confirmed that she has quit as a judge on The X Factor.

Rumours that the former Destiny's Child singer's position on the panel may be in doubt initially surfaced last week, with speculation mounting that former judge Dannii Minogue was set to make a comeback.

Now Kelly has confirmed via a spokesperson that she will not be returning, citing problems balancing her music career and commitments to the TV talent contest.

"Global commitments coupled with the show's increasing demands this year mean that, despite weeks of deliberation with the show, 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," a statement said.

The singer said: "I loved the UK and being part of the show last year.

"Mentoring the girls was such an incredible experience I will never forget. I would like to thank Simon for the great opportunity and asking me to be a judge last season."

Kelly spent just one season on the judging panel alongside Gary Barlow of Take That, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.

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