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Natalie Bassingthwaighte replaces Natalia Kills on ‘The X Factor New Zealand’

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is the new judge on The X Factor New Zealand, replacing fired judge Natalia Kills.

Natalie made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday writing: “So this just happened. NEW JUDGE ON X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND is…….. ME!!! @xfactornz”

In a statement she added: “I am thrilled to be joining The X Factor New Zealand family and I can’t wait to begin mentoring my boys. We are going to have the so much fun and I’m so excited to see their talents evolve. I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I hope will see them through to the very end of the competition.”

Kiwi drummer Shelton Woolright, from band I Am Giant, was also named a judge replacing Willy Moon.

Natalie Kills and Willy Moon were fired last Monday after bullying contestant Joe Irvine on Sunday.

So this just happened.. NEW JUDGE ON X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND is……..,, ME!!! @xfactornz

A photo posted by @natbassingthwaighte on

Via News AU

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