Jessie J quits The Voice
Jessie J has announced she is leaving her judging role on 'The Voice' to concentrate on her music career.
Jessie J won't be returning for 'The Voice' series 3.
The 25-year-old singer announced this morning (05.07.13) that she is leaving her role as a mentor on the BBC One show in order to focus on her own music career and to promote her second album.
She wrote in a statement on her Twitter account: "I've absolutely loved my time on 'The Voice', and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show.
"I can't wait to promote my new record around the world and that has to take priority. I shall be keeping a very close eye on series three, showing my support in every way I can, and really hope that in some way that I can be part of the show."
The 'Price Tag' singer's departure could have serious repercussions for the series since fellow judge will.i.am recently revealed he would quit if just one of the original four judges - who also include Danny O'Donoghue and Sir Tom Jones - were to leave.
Mark Linsey, BBC controller of entertainment commissioning, commented: "We're so sorry to see Jessie go as she's been an exceptional coach on - and advocate for - 'The Voice', but we totally support her decision to leave due to touring commitments overseas.
"We very much hope that Jessie will remain part of the show and come back and perform for us next series. In the meantime, we will now start the search for a new coach."
The last series was won by Danny's act Andrea Begley who beat favourite Leah McFall in the final.