The former judge on the X Factor was rumoured to be making a big return this year. Minogue was replaced last year by Kelly Rowland as she is also a judge on Australia’s Got Talent which would have clashed time-wise. The BBC say that producers are hoping to have guest judges in for the early auditions, due to take place next week.
Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos will be back and ITV say that the full line-up will be announced shortly. Kelly decided not to return, stating that it would clash with her other commitments.