American singer isn't coming back

Kelly Rowland has confirmed that she won’t be a judge on this year’s series of Simon Cowell‘s The X Factor.

The Destiny’s Child star, who joined the panel in 2011, cites ‘global commitments coupled with the show’s increasing demands’ as the reasons why she’s not returning.

‘I love the UK and being part of the show last year,’ says Kelly, 31.

‘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.’

Shortly before she confirmed that she’s leaving, Kelly posted a bizarre message on Twitter.

‘#ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME!’ she Tweeted.

Kelly‘s rumoured replacements are Katy Perry, 27, and former panellist Dannii Minogue, 40.

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