Dannii Minogue, a fan favorite judge on the popular United Kingdom X Factor talent contest show, expects to give birth to a baby in July right when the auditioning of potential contestants takes place. Her status with the show has remained unclear for several months but the UK Daily Mirror reports the show’s producers and Minogue have reached an agreement for her to return to the judging panel for the 2012 season.
Although still unsigned, the contract allows her to miss the live auditions but join the cast two months later when the weekly competitions begin in September. Starting in 2007 and ending in 2010, the Australian singer and actress, performed judging duties for the show. Her return this year comes with a slight cut in pay due to her absence from the audition rounds. Minogue and boyfriend Kris Smith have one son together and happily await the birth of their second child.