X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has confirmed she will be mising out on the live auditions of this year's talent show.
The 38-year-old, who is expecting her first child with rugby boyfriend Kris Smith, is due to give birth in her native Australia this July, meaning she'll be 'out of office' when the show kicks off.
While it is being reported that Dannii may not return to the show at all this year, the brunette beauty has revealed how keen she is to don her judging cap once more.
"I've not quit X Factor and I'd still love to be a part of the live shows further down the line. But that's down to Simon Cowell and the producers really," she said at a style awards bash this week.
"I'm sure they will cope without me for a while," she adds.