Days before the new series was to launch, Dannii expressed how bummed she was to quit the show. She said:
”I am so disappointed that I can't be a part of The X Factor this year. I'm going to miss the show and the amazing team who work so incredibly hard on it.”
Because of her commitment to Australia's Got Talent, she explains:
"During discussions for me to return to the X Factor it became clear that unfortunately, this year, the X Factor audition dates in the UK clash with the live shows of Australia's Got Talent during June and July.
For this reason I am unable to return. I want to wish the new judges every success for this year's show, and can't wait to see who the British public choose as their next big star.
Thanks to everyone who has shown me so much love and support, and brought me so much joy during my four incredible years working on the show.”
Oh well, Dannii. Yes, we're disappointed that we won't see you on the judges' panel this year, but we are excited for your work on Australia's Got Talent!
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