Minogue has been a part of the judging panel since 2007 and she has done an amazing job at being a judge but insiders believe that it is “highly unlikely” that she will return.
Minogue was going to return as a judge next year but she was going to miss the live auditions stage because her baby is meant to be born in July.
A source told the newspaper: “Simon and his team are very wary of getting into the sort of problems the BBC has had with its female stars over age and so on. For that reason, the best option is being seen as reverting to the three judges this year. That means the seat is open for Dannii to return at a future date, although it is unlikely.”