Dannii Minogue: 'I'm not furious about 'X Factor' exit'

Friday May 20, 2011

When it was announced Danni Minogue wouldn't be returning to The X Factor this year, stories abounded about how angry she reportedly was to have been ousted.

But the petite Aussie has spoken out to set the record straight.

"I will be getting on the plane this weekend with the biggest smile on my face," said Dannii, who is returning to her homeland to resume work on Australia's Got Talent.

"There has been a lot of speculation about me leaving The X Factor this week and I have been moved by the messages I have received from fans.

"I'm disappointed that 'Team Minogue' can't be a part of the show again this year, but I'm not 'furious,' 'upset' or 'livid;' we simply couldn't make the dates work."

Writing on he blog, she added: She added: "The X Factor is brilliant and I've been the biggest fan since the first series.

"This year I will be watching the show from wherever I am. Can I still dress up at home? "

With Dannii out of the picture, Louis Walsh will be the only judge returning from last year.

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole have both gone to the US version of the show.

Photo: © Rex Features

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