Jessie J's new album is due out this year (Reuters)
Jessie J\'s new album is due out this year (Reuters)

Jessie J is quitting her role as a judge in talent show The Voice to concentrate on promoting her album around the world.

The 25-year-old singer broke the news that she would no longer be acting as a mentor on the BBC show via her Twitter account.

The news of her departure arrived after the corporation confirmed The Voice would be returning for a third series in 2014.

Jessie J said: "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 3 showing my support in every way I can and really hope that in some way that I can be part of the show."

Mark Linsey, the BBC's 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 in the next series. In the meantime we will now start the search for a new coach."

It is not yet known if the other three judges on the show- Tom Jones, will.i.amand Danny O'Donoghue -will return for the third series.

The Price Tag singer's as yet untitled album is expected to be released before Christmas