The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue
has revealed he wasn’t surprised by Jessie J
’s decision to leave The Voice
this year as the Wild
singer almost quit once before.
Jessie announced her exit
from the BBC One show earlier this year, stating that she wanted to concentrate on promoting her new album and touring.
In an exclusive interview with Laura Whitmore for MTV News UK after his performance at V Festival on Saturday (August 17), the Irish star opened up about both their decisions to leave.
“I was shocked when I found out her decision to leave last year but then she came back to it in the second year,” said Danny. “I think that she kind of had her mind made up already.”
Speaking of his own reasons to leave his big red chair behind
, O’Donoghue explained: “The Script is where my heart is and it always has been and we’re at a really, really, important stage of our career right now.”
“The hard part of it is that TV’s done great for us as a band.”
Timing was also a major factor in Danny’s decision to leave the TV series, with the star revealing: “We’ve played 52 arenas already and I would have had six weeks off doing an album and then gone straight back on the voice again, you can’t write an album in six weeks, you just can’t.”
There has also been recent speculation that fellow judge, Sir Tom Jones
, would be set to announce his leaving too but nothing is confirmed as of yet.
The Voice aside, both Danny and bandmate Glen Power tipped Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines to take home the coveted Video of the Year Moonman at this year’s MTV VMAs, with Glen quick to add: “Boobs win all the time.”
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