Jessie J quits The Voice to promote new record

Bisexual star leaves British version of TV singing talent contest. Unclear if will carry out his threat not to return if other coaches leave

Jessie J quits The Voice to promote new record
05 July 2013

Bisexual pop star Jessie J has quit her role as a ‘coach’ and judge on British TV singing contest, The Voice.

The show has just completed its second series with BBC bosses confirming a third series will follow next year.

But 25-year-old Jessie tweeted today: ‘I’ve absolutely loved my time on The Voice and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show.

‘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.’

Based on a Dutch TV show, the BBC bid £22million ($33million €26million) to run the British version for two years.

The fact it is continuing to a third series is a sign of confidence in the format. Ratings show an average audience of just over 8million viewers.

Jessie J’s departure comes after fellow judge announced he would not return to if the other coaches left.

He told the Daily Star in June: ‘I can’t think about doing it with someone else. It would be weird.’

The other two mentors are Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue.



No thumbnail available

Pope Francis insists children need mothers and fathers

'It is necessary to emphasize the right of children to grow up within a family, with a father and a mother able to create a suitable environment for their development and emotional maturity'
Liberal Democrats leader won't say whether homosexuality is sinful
No thumbnail available

‘Anti-gay’ former governor backs same-sex marriage

Notoriously anti-gay Charlie Crist has publicly endorsed same-sex marriage in Florida, where both gay marriage and civil unions are constituonally banned
No thumbnail available

Gay campaign group wins Scotland Herald society campaigner of the year award

The Equality Network charity won Scotland's Herald society campaigner of the year award for their campaign on marriage equality
No thumbnail available

The internet is both dangerous and helpful for gay and lesbian teens

Report finds gay teens face online bullying, but also have greater access to peer support and health education
No thumbnail available

Novak Djokovic get marriage proposal from boy during US Open practice session

Defending champ laughs, invites boy to court to hit some balls, gives him a hug
No thumbnail available

The fight continues against gay-hate in sport

GSN catches up with leading LGBT advocates Pride Sports
No thumbnail available

Ireland blood bank rejects alleged virgin over ‘anonymous query’

A sexually inactive 21-year-old gay man in Ireland, where it’s illegal for men who have sex with men to donate blood, has been blocked from donating until further notice
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Former 'ex-gay' poster boy comes out

Exodus International past leader says he is 'gay with bisexual tendencies'