With Dannii Minogue preggers and needing cover for her maternity leave, it appears that her sister Kylie Minogue will be helping out!
Rumors were swirling before that Dannii was going to get the axe due to her pregnancy, but sources close to the show say that won't be happening:
"Dannii will definitely be back and has not been axed. There has been a lot of speculation but we want her back. She really blossomed last year. Dannii gave an absolutely blinding performance in the X Factor last year - the whole nation was captivated by her. She has a poise and a confidence and is completely compelling."
So it looks like Kylie and perhaps some other stars will be filling in for the audition rounds until she returns. The source adds:
"It would be completely impractical for her to do the audition rounds, and a lot will depend on what she wants to do following the birth. Last year the contract wasn't signed until June, so she's not worried at all.
"She loves the X Factor and it is a huge priority for her, so she will do what it takes to make the situation work for everyone."
Well we think Kylie is a more than suitable replacement — how exciting!
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Tags: england, judges, maternity leave, x factor