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Dannii Minogue quits ‘X Factor’

Due to other obligations, Dannii Minogue has announced that she will not be returning as a judge on the UK’s hit show ‘X Factor’.

She revealed to My Daily: "I am so disappointed that I can't be a part of ‘The X Factor’ this year. I'm going to miss the show and the amazing team who work so incredibly hard on it."

Since January, the star has been hard at work filming the fifth series of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ and says that her commitments to that show have made it impossible for her to continue with ‘X Factor’.

"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,” she explained. “For this reason I am unable to return.”

Minogue’s departure, coupled with Simon Cowell and Chery Cole’s move to the US version of the show, means that ‘The X Factor’ is looking to have a nearly brand new panel this year.

Dannii was recently shot for the cover of Marie Claire, watch some behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot below: