fergie 2012 getty 'X Factor': Fergie drops out of judges derbyAnother one bites the dust. Pop star Fergie is officially out of the running to be a judge on “The X Factor.”

The Black Eyed Peas singer had been rumored to be a possible replacement for the recently ousted Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. But she tells “Extra” that she’s not interested in working for the singing competition.

“I mean, I love Simon [Cowell] 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 says. “It’s just not fair to the contestants and their careers.”

The singer adds that she was approached by the show as early as last season.

“I know there were talks last season and this season,” she says. “Timing is everything and it’s not the right time for me.”

So Zappers, how do you think she would have done?

Posted by:David Eckstein