Natalia Kills Has Been Replaced On The X Factor NZ... But By Who?
Producers have wasted no time in filling gap left by bullying scandal judge...
The singer was given her marching orders after her scathing comments to a contestant on the show last weekend. Her and hubby Willy Moon's tirade of bullying subsequently went viral, generating a backlash from celebs and the public.
— Nat Bassingthwaighte (@nataliebassing) March 19, 2015
And her replacement should be a safe pair of hands, because she's already had four years' experience judging the Aussie version of the show.
She will be joined on the panel by I Am Giant drummer Shelton Woolright - with Melanie Blatt and Stan Walker filling the other two seats.
"I am thrilled to be joining the X Factor New Zealand family and I can't wait to begin mentoring my boys," Bassingthwaighte said today.
"We are going to have 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."
And Woolright was equally excited.
"I am absolutely stoked to be involved in X Factor NZ, and I'm especially looking forward to working with the groups," he gushed.
"I've been working with labels, filmmakers and publishers as well as producing I Am Giant and other bands for years, and I can't wait to share my expertise with fresh eager minds. This is going to be awesome, and we are going to win!"