Mark Jefferies, Deputy TV editor at the Daily Mirror has just tweeted this:
“Friends of Kelly Rowland today told me X Factor wanted her to work more hours for same pay. But XF say they never offered her contract…”
Kelly’s spokesperson released a statement today saying: “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.”