Kelly Rowland has jetted back to the UK, after a mysterious illness meant that she missed last weekend's X Factor shows.
The singer and new talent show judge was photographed dressed in black with a vivid red scarf, oversized hooped earrings and leopard print ankle boots.
Her departure to the US followed an on-screen row with fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos, where Kelly's act Misha Bryan was accused of bullying other contestants.
The Destiny's Child singer appeared noticeably peeved at the comments and accused Tulisa of bringing personal differences to the judging panel.
After the show Kelly returned to the US, which was reportedly for a planned business meeting, however she remained in her home country throughout the week and missed last weekend's shows, citing an "extremely rare illness".
She has received much criticism for her absence from the show and lack of mentoring support and was forced to choose between her acts Misha B and Sophie Habibis, eventually sending the latter home via a live phone call.
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