Black Eyed Peas star Fergie has removed her name from the potential judges on Simon Cowell's new U.S. TV talent search The X Factor, insisting she was never considering a permanent role on the show.
Recent reports have suggested Fergie, Mariah Carey and Jessica Simpson were in the mix to join music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid on The X Factor panel; Carey will be a part of the show and Simpson has confirmed she is interested, but Fergie insists she won't be a judge when it launches in America this autumn (Sep11).
She says, "I think that it's a very committed job that you have to put your time into and I don't think I'm gonna have that much time, but I love Simon and I would love to do something like that.
"It's right down my alley, but I just don't think I have enough time to give and I would want to give everything to those contestants."