Popstar Jessie J has announced that she will not be returning as a coach for the third series of The Voice UK.

Using Twitter to let her fans know of her decision the 25-year-old singer 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 three, showing my support in every way I can and really hope in some way that I can be part of the show."

BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning Mark Linsey said of Jessie departure: "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 next series. In the meantime, we will now start the search for a new coach."

It is not yet known whether will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue will return to The Voice UK for a third series.