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Natalie Bassingthwaighte Reveals why she Didn’t Return to The X Factor

Natalie Bassingthwaighte has revealed that turning down a returning gig as a judge on The X Factor to go back to acting was a huge gamble – but one she is so glad she did.

“At the end of last year, I felt like I needed to shift,” Nat said of her decision to quit as a mentor on Channel Seven singing show The X Factor.

“I needed something else in my life as far as my career went, so I started getting back into acting.”

After going to several auditions, she landed the role of Julie Bamford in Channel Ten’s upcoming telemovie Brock, about racing legend Peter Brock.

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Natalie will star alongside former Offspring star Matt Le Nevez

“For years, it’s all been about other people,” she said. “Now I feel like I get to go back to me. I feel like I’ve come back into my own … to be the artist is exhilarating.”

Acting isn’t the only thing she has on the go – she also runs a children’s clothing line, which is expanding day by day.

“The kids keep me busy too. My daughter Harper is five-and-a-bit and starts school next year, which is incredibly daunting. My son (Hendrix) is two-and-a-half and just divine.”

Jess Harris

Jess Harris

Hi, I’m Jess. Mum of 3 kids, happy wife and self-confessed gossip queen. I have a background in media and this is where my love of all things celeb began. Being a mother myself I understand we don’t always have time to sit down, have a cuppa and catch up on the latest breaking gossip stories – this is where I come in!

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