Mary Byrne has expressed her disappointment as she cleared her diary to star on a show that Simon Cowell has now axed.
The 60-year-old Dubliner rose to fame in 2010 when she sang her way to the X-Factor semi-final but ultimately lost her spot in the final to Cher Lloyd.
Simon Cowell asked Mary to star on X-Factor: All-Stars, but it has now been revealed that he has ditched the show, in favour of X-Factor: The Band.
Speaking to The Irish Sun, Mary said she was really disappointed at Simon’s decision.
“I’m really disappointed but that’s the way the business goes.”
“I’m just happy that I was still in the mix, and they wanted to get me involved.”
The paper revealed that Mary was in contact with venues in a bid to recover previously cancelled gigs.
“Luckily we’d told a few promoters not to rule out us completely so we’ll see what happens now.”
“Hopefully some of those gigs will go ahead now.”
Mary, however, says she’s not short of work and is currently on tour with Dirty Dusting.
“I’m in the middle of a national tour of Dirty Dusting so I’m not short of work.”
Simon’s new ITV show is set to rival a similar format show on BBC show hosted by Little Mix.
“Little Mix? Unless Simon has a show called Little Oul Ones, I won’t be applying,” she joked.