Say it isn't so!
We're taking all the gossip with a pinch of salt though, as in September 2011 Kelly herself told The Mirror that returning to the show "would be great. In fact, that would be awesome."
But an X Factor insider has told the very same paper that Kelly's already made her decision not to come back, leaving us without our Saturday night fix of hilarious Kelly-isms. Sigh.
"She enjoyed her time on the programme but was taken aback by the circus surrounding it," said the snitch.
“From his side, Simon [Cowell] felt that Kelly had got off to a really strong start but slightly faded towards the latter half of the series.
“He is already on the look-out for fresh talent.”
It all sounds a bit dubious to us, so because we hate change and bad news more than we hate celery, we're probably just going to concentrate on what Kelly said in September until she says anything about quitting herself.
For now, let's just remember the good times.