Axe Factor!

The X Factor team have always had it in for Dannii Minogue; despite her success as a judge, the sniping has been a constant part of her time on the show. First Sharon Osbourne decided to commence a feud, then Simon began to ignore Dannii in favour of Cheryl, and now Miss Minogue has been unceremoniously dumped from the show. The official reports state that the decision was due to 'schedule conflicts' but it's pretty obvious that X Factor bosses wanted a new set of botoxed faces behind the judging panel.

A source told The Daily Mail, 'Dannii’s fuming. She was put in a terrible position of being told she would have do that dreadful 25-hour flight countless times over the next few months if she wanted to do the show. No attempt was made to move dates for her or to help her out. After a very tense week, she just said, 'I’m a mum, how can I keep flying back and forth? I have a baby to care for'.’

While an X Factor insider tactfully said, 'We wanted to freshen up the panel. Although there was a clash of dates, it would not have been insurmountable if everyone had really wanted to keep her.’ With a goon from N Dubz being lined up to replace Dannii, we expect the backlash to start any day now...

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