Instead she will join Australia’s Got Talent, the show Nine secured from Seven after the latter rested the series.
It’s quite a coup for Nine, given she was so successful on The X Factor. Nine is expected to announce two more judges this week.
Brown’s availability was thrown into question when she signed for America’s Got Talent amid suggestions of visa problems and dates clashing.
Judging on AGT would mean less time required because there is no mentoring of acts, as required on The X Factor.
Brown has made no secret of her affection for living and working in Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports she said the gig will be “a great opportunity to continue to spend time in Australia and discover more of the exceptional talent you have an abundance of.”
Auditions for AGT began in Melbourne this weekend.
Rumours about new judges on both Seven and Nine talent shows has been an industry guessing game, with suggestions Sharon Osbourne could be headed for one.
But in addition to replacing Melanie Brown on The X Factor, Seven will now also need to find a new co-host for Dancing with the Stars.