Jessie J has confirmed that she won’t be returning as a coach on the next series of The Voice due to overseas touring and promotional commitments.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time on The Voice and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show,” said Jessie.
“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 3 showing my support in every way I can and really hope that in some way that I can be part of the show.”
The other 3 coaches – will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue – are still to confirm whether they will return for a third series.
Mark Linsey, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning said: “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 Voice UK returns to BBC One in 2014