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Jessie J has turned down Simon Cowell’s offer to become a judge on The X Factor. Cowell admitted last week that he wants to hire the singer following her success on rival show The Voice UK. However, the ‘Price Tag’ star told the Sunday Mirror that she wouldn’t work on a show which relies on “gimmicks”. “It’s very nice of Simon to say nice things about me. But The Voice is the show I want to work on and I’m not going anywhere.”

 It’s the show that represents everything I am about,” she said. “I’ve always supported X Factor and BGT. I’ve been on both and performed. But I love being part of The Voice and I genuinely want these people to come out of this show at the end and know that they’re equipped to tackle the music industry.”