Dates clash blamed for Dannii Minogue's 'X Factor' exit

Monday May 16, 2011

Dannii Minogue will not be returning for the new series of the X Factor.

The 39-year-old posted a link through Twitter confirming the news.

"I am so disappointed that I can't be a part of the X Factor this year," she said.

"During discussions for me to return…it became clear that unfortunately…the X Factor audition dates in the UK clash with the live shows of Australia's Got Talent…"

"For this reason I am unable to return."

Dannii's news follows the departure of fellow judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole.

Louis Walsh will still feature in the panel alongside confirmed new judge Gary Barlow.

Tulisa Constostavios, 22, from the R&B band N-Dubz, is expected to sign this week.

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