L.A Reid quits X Factor Fri-14-Dec-12 16:55 Share this By Megan SlovakX Factor judge L.A. Reid has quit the show. He released a statement saying: "I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year. I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected. It saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit. I love Simon. We have a great relationship. We have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we're friends." You May Also Like Simon Cowell gives his ex a very important job The song that's taking over America: Say Something Lady Gaga's x-rated X Factor performance causes outrage Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .