Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, ex-judges on the X Factor NZ, have finally broken their silence after bullying a contestant, which got them fired from the show. Usually when something as public as this happens, with worldwide backlash, the culprits often come out and apologise whether they mean it or not. 

However it seems Natalia is not backing down. She posted a tweet yesterday, breaking her silence on the issue, but instead of apologising she made excuses for herself. 

It seems the couple are insinuating that they were told to behave the way they did, behind the scenes. 


In an interview with MTV Natalia said, “There are many sides to this story and I am not about to get an entire industry in trouble that has been going on for years and years entertaining the masses, so thank you absolutely everyone for your support.” 

Since letting go of Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, the show has been scrambling to find replacements.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte revealed yesterday that she would be joining X Factor NZ. 

So this just happened.. NEW JUDGE ON X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND is……..,, ME!!! @xfactornz

A photo posted by @natbassingthwaighte on

Natalie spoke to Kyle and Jackie O this morning telling them “it has been a mad week.”


She confirmed she got the ‘call’ to see if she could replace former disgraced judges on Tuesday and was in negotiations by Wednesday. On Thursday she accepted the role and was on her way out to the airport to fly to New Zealand early this morning. 

On traveling with her baby to NZ she said, “we’re figuring it out as we go!”

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