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UK X Factor judge quits

Press AssociationPress Association 5/04/2016

UK X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is leaving the show to focus on her music career.

The 32-year-old said in a statement: "I have had such an amazing experience being a judge on the X Factor.

"I have learnt so much and enjoyed nurturing talent but I've missed making music and am excited to be recording again.

"I want to thank everybody I have worked with along the way, especially Simon, who I love to bits. I hope the show continues to produce stars and I wish them all the best."

Her exit follows the news that DJ Nick Grimshaw will not be returning as a judge.

The show's presenters, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, also confirmed they would not return.

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