Kelly Rowland Bares Abs at UK ‘X-Factor’ Auditions (PHOTOS)

By: / June 1, 2011

Kelly Rowland showed off her svelte figure while arriving at the first round of auditions for UK’s ‘X-Factor’ at the LG Arena in Birmingham, UK.

Wearing a black mini skirt and yellow crop top, Kelly looked stunning showing off her abs and toned legs.

Earlier this week, Kelly, Take That frontman Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos were announced as the replacement judges on the British series. Louis Walsh is the only remaining judge. Simon Cowell left the UK series to launch the American version but there have been plenty of shake-ups already.

TMZ reported that singer and judge Cheryl Cole left the show and will be replaced by ex-Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger.

She’ll be joining current judges, Simon, Paula Abdul and Antonio “LA” Reid. The group seems to be doing just fine. Simon revealed to UK’s Daily Mail that he’s happy with the cast and glad to be reunited with his former American Idol judge.

“We almost weren’t going to do the show,” Cowell said. “This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show.”