Pregnant Dannii Minogue has confirmed she will not be on the judging panel for this year’s X Factor auditions.

The 38-year-old, who is expecting her first child in July, won’t be able to make the early stages of auditions as she will be at home in Australia with her family and boyfriend Kris Smith.

Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith

When asked whether she could slot in filming around her pregnancy, Dannii, who has been on the show’s judging panel for the last three years, told Digital Spy: “If they’re auditioning in the hospital in Australia, yes, but otherwise no!

“I will totally miss Cheryl and Louis and Simon, and not being there for the auditions, but I really need to be near my family in Australia at such an important time.”

However,  Dannii said that she was still keen to be part of this year’s X Factor show in some kind of capacity adding: “I don’t know what is happening with X Factor.

“I just adore it and I had such a fun time last year. I’d love to be part of it somehow even if I just pop back and visit.”

To see the full interview with Dannii click here.

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