Dannii Minogue's quick exit from X Factor has led many to believe that she was. in fact, firred by Simon Cowell in an attempt to freshen up the show.
Yesterday, Dannii revealed that she was leaving the show to focus on her role as judge on Australia's Got Talent but reports out today suggest that may be a cover up for the fact she was forced out of X Factor by Cowell.
As an insider told The Sun, "She was axed, pure and simple.
"Simon is a huge admirer of Dannii and loved working with her but the fact is he wanted new people this year."
With Simon and Cheryl Cole both focusing on the X Factor USA and Dannii Minogue gone that leaves three spaces on the panel. The latest whispers suggest that Tulisa from N-Dubz will replace Cheryl with former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland also being thrown into the ring.