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.
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.
Award-winning musical A Chorus Line is to be revived in London's West End for the first time in almost three and a half decades.
Simon Cowell has revealed plans to honour Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes on the X Factor.
Hit stage show Shrek The Musical is to end its West End run early next year after nearly two years.