Fergie Shoots Down ‘X Factor’ Rumors

by | March 23, 2012 at 8:06 PM | Celebrities, TV News

Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas (CBS)


Another big name bites the dust for “The X Factor,” and this time it’s not a contestant.

Fergie said in an interview with “Access Hollywood” that rumors of her jumping to fill an empty seat at the judges table were just that, rumors.

“It’s kind of funny why this keeps coming up about the ‘X-Factor,’” Fergie said to “Access Hollywood” correspondent Jill Martin. “I mean, I love Simon and I love the show. It’s just that last year, nor this year, do I have the time to commit to that sort of commitment because I would be somebody who would really throw myself into it, as I do with all my projects.”

When asked if had been a consideration, she said that it wasn’t in the cards, right now.

“I know there were talks last season and this season,” Fergie said. “But it’s just not — Simon said before [that] timing is everything and it’s not the right time for me.”

Janet Jackson also reportedly took herself out of the running in recent weeks to replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Other names that have been discussed include: Britney Spears, LeAnne Rimes, and Pink.