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Kelly quits X Factor

Kelly Rowland has quit The X Factor. The former Destiny's Child star said today she would not return as a judge for the next series.

Despite weeks of negotiations with ITV1 she could not work out a deal that meant she could juggle the "increasing demands" of the show with her musical commitments.

Kelly Rowland - unable to juggle singing commitments with "increasing demands" of X Factor Credit: ITV1/Syco

She 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."

There are reports that former judge Dannii Minogue may return to the programme when it returns later this year.