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There have been a multitude of rumors surrounding who will replace judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, but we can now cross one of the rumored names off the list. Fergie opened up to Access Hollywood correspondent Jill Martin who asked the singer, “So, what’s the story with The X Factor?” “It’s kind of funny why this keeps coming up about the X-Factor,” Fergie responded. “I mean, I love Simon and I love the show. It’s just that last year, nor this year, do I have the time to commit to that sort of commitment because I would be somebody who would really throw myself into it, as I do with all my projects. She continued, it wouldn’t be “fair to the contestants and their careers — that’s their career --to not be full in.” The wife of actor Josh Duhamel also spoke about taking a break from singing with the Black Eyed Peas to focus more on her home life, as she’s been touring for eight years straight. “I’m starting to decorate my house and look at art and do those things,” she said. “It’s a little more girlie right now for me. Creative energy is always going to be there because that’s just in my blood, that’s just who I am — but it’s just channeled differently.” New York Daily News reports that Fergie isn’t going to be joining the show as judge, that’s not to say Britney Spears won’t be. Spears has reportedly been offered $10 million to sit in the judge’s seat alongside Cowell and L.A. Reid.