Jennifer Lopez to leave American Idol

  • Singer Jennifer Lopez has announced that she is leaving her role as an American Idol judge.

    Her announcement follows the departure of Aerosmith's Steve Tyler and said it would be "hard" to continue on the show without Tyler on the panel.

    Lopez spent two seasons as a judge on the US talent search show.

    Record producer Randy Jackson, who has been with the show since its 2002 debut, is the sole remaining member of the panel.