Which means she won't be reappearing as a judge on the X Factor next year. It also means we're saying cheerio to Whitney Port. See, it's not just Simon Cowell who likes to interchange his female judges. Although, there's no mention of Julian McDonald in the press release either, so he obviously got the bullet too.
"With fellow Australian and entrepreneur Elle Macpherson at the helm and international supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford by her side, Dannii Minogue will take the final coveted seat on this year's judging panel which promises to be the biggest shakeup yet to the brand, and the toughest yet for the aspiring models to try and impress."
And here is where the release reels off her style credentials and her glut of celebrity advocates: "She is co-founder of the hugely successful Project D London fashion label that has attracted numerous high-profile fans including Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton, Kylie Minogue and Elizabeth Hurley." Good to see sister Kylie is a fan…
Speaking of her new judging post, Dannii said: " I am brushing up on my model moves and with my highest platform heels on, I am excited to come face to face with (well maybe look up to) the glamazons of BINTM 2013. Next Top Model has always been a part of my essential TV viewing and I am so excited to be back in the UK for Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model's ninth series. Whoop! Mentoring and judging has been a major part of my life since 2007. It will be great to strut some fashion and modeling experience with the girls. I remember Elle’s first magazine cover in Australia and I have been a fan of hers since then. I am looking forward to joining Elle, Tyson and the contestants to find the next biggest star. It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sky Living team. Bring on 2013!"
Antonia Hurford-Jones, Director of Sky Living, added "We're all so excited about the next series of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. The combination of Dannii, Elle and Tyson, with their incredible credentials, feels like a true fashion tour de force. We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Dannii to Sky Living and can't wait for her to bring all her passion, experience and energy to one of our most important brands. She'll be joining a whole host of star names on Sky Living in 2013, in what is going a very special year for the channel. There's so much coming up for our customers to look forward to."