Kelly Rowland is 'unlikely' to return to The X Factor, according to the show's sources.
It has been rumoured that Kelly is just holding out for more money, but some reports say other factors are at work.
“There’s a chance she could come back, but it looks increasingly slim,” a source told The Sun. “Kelly didn’t connect with the audience as well as people hoped.”
Music mogul Simon Cowell and ITV bosses are said to have been in talks with a range of stars in a slap-dash bid to replace the Bootylicious star.
Katy Perry, who appeared as a guest judge in 2010, is likely to play a role in the new series although work commitments mean it's unlikely the star will take a seat on the judging panel.