British singer Jessie J has quit her job as a judge on the music talent show The Voice UK after staying for just two series.
The Price Tag singer announced her exit from the show on Friday, citing overseas touring and promotional commitments as the reason of her departure.
‘I’ve absolutely loved my time on The Voice and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show,’ the 25-year old singer said. ‘However, 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,’ she added.
Show rep Mark Linsey confirmed her departure in a statement, saying, ‘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,’ he concluded.