X-Factor favourite Kelly Rowland has recently confirmed her departure from the hit TV show.

Citing “scheduling issues” and “global commitments,” the singer — who first found fame as part of superstar trio Destiny’s Child — has bowed out of the latest judging panel for the talent show set to return to TV screens later this year.

In a statement released on her behalf, Rowland said: “I love 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.”

Singer and television personality Dannii Minogue is Rowland’s rumoured replacement. Gary Barlow is, as of yet, the only one of last year’s judges to be confirmed for the show’s next installment.

[Source: NME]