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LA Reid to leave X Factor USA

LA Reid has confirmed that he won't be returning to the next series of X Factor USA.

The Epic Records CEO has been a judge on the show since its inception in 2011 but he now wants to refocus his energy back on his dayjob.

Confirming the news to Access Hollywood, Reid said that he feels he has "neglected" Epic whilst sitting on the X Factor judging panel. He said:

"I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year. I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected. It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit."

The record label supremo added that working with Simon Cowell on the series has been a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity. Reid said:

"I have the utmost respect for Simon Cowell. He is the very best, and I have had the opportunity to learn so much from him. Working with him on X Factor has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'm honoured to have sat on the panel with such incredible talent."




Watch LA Reid talk X Factor below: