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Posted on Dec 14, 02:42PM | IANS
Singer L.A. Reid is quitting "The X Factor" to return to the Epic Records label.
The 56-year-old has decided not to be a part of the show as a judge in 2013, because he wants to focus on his role as chairman of Epic Records, reports contactmusic.com.
"I have decided that I will not return to 'The X Factor' next year. It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit. I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected," Reid told accesshollywood.com.
However, it won't affect his friendship with "The X Factor" boss Simon Cowell.
"I love Simon. We have a great relationship. We have fun together, we talk, we laugh and do bad things, we're friends.This was a nice break but now it's time to get back to work," Reid added.