Simon Cowell's X Factor empire suffered a major blow today - as the Australian version of the show has been CANCELLED.
Like the UK original, The X Factor Australia has been suffering considerable ratings drops in recent years.
Bosses did their best to reverse the decline, rebranding it as 'X Factor: Next Generation' with three new all-star judges - Iggy Azalea, Adam Lambert and Guy Sebastian.
The latest series also saw fourth judge Mel B form an 'Underdog' category, consisting of rejects from the three-chair challenge.
However, ratings came in well below the 'magic million' mark - and now broadcaster Seven has decided to swing the axe.
Seven's Angus Ross told Aussie telly blog TVTonight: "X Factor is not coming back.