Kelly Rowland exits 'The X Factor': Who should replace her? Poll
Published Apr 30 2012, 15:22 BST | By Alex Fletcher Kelly Rowland
confirmed one of the worst kept X Factor
secrets today, revealing that she will not be back for a second series
on the judging panel.
Gary Barlow is signed and sealed for series 9, while Tulisa Contostavlos is only a stroke of a pen away from returning. And, obviously, Louis Walsh is going nowhere.
But one chair remains empty on the reality show and there's only a matter of weeks before it needs to be filled.
Dannii Minogue is the hot rumour to return and fill Rowland's slot. Perhaps Simon Cowell needs to offer her the gig after rather ungraciously revealing all about their affair to biographer Tom Bower.
But would you be happy with Minogue back on the show? Or do you think we need someone else?
Cheryl Cole soldiers would no doubt be pleased to see her back on the telly, but could she forgive Simon over the US X Factor
Maybe you'd like to see Shazza Osbourne back on the show or one of the previous guest judges - Geri Halliwell, Katy Perry - given the gig full-time. Or maybe you think it's finally time for Sinitta to shine.Vote in our poll and let us know below who you would like to see replace Kelly Rowland on The X Factor.