Posted by | Cyrena Rose

When The X-Factor (UK) resumes later this year, singer Kelly Rowland will not be returning.  The Destiny’s Child alum has cited scheduling conflicts as the main reason for leaving the series. 

Rowland stated:

“I love the UK and being part of the show last year. 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.”

An X-Factor spokesperson said the new line-up will be announced “in due course.”  The spokesperson also stated, “Kelly’s immense experience in the music industry shone through in both her judging and mentoring on The X-Factor…we would like to thank her for being a part of the country’s number one show and wish her well for the future.”  The official X-Factor (UK) statement reads:

“After much speculation, we can officially confirm today that Kelly Rowland has decided not to return as a judge again for this year’s UK X Factor.  Global commitments coupled with the show’s increasing demands this year mean that, despite weeks of deliberation with the show, Kelly has not been able to agree a deal that fits into her autumn/winter schedule, so sadly cannot accept a place on the 2012 panel…”

Kelly Rowland fans, do you think this means the singer is working on a new album?  Tell us what you think!

Source:  TheLavaLizard