It's official: Britney Spears is leaving The X Factor."I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season," the singer tells Life & Style in an official statement. "I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it's time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."
NEWS: Britney Spears says goodbye to X FactorAnd the "Scream and Shout" songstress, who signed a one-year contract for a reported $15 million, is not the only judge leaving the panel. In December, L.A. Reid—who's been with the show since since its 2011 debut—also announced his exit.But 2013 will certainly be a busy year for Brit.
NEWS: L.A. Reid not returning to judge X Factor next season"I'm seeing so much chatter about new music out there," she tweeted earlier this week. "Glad to see you're all paying attention ;) Lot of work to do in 2013! LETS GO!"With Britney and L.A. gone, that leaves Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the panel. But who will replace the two judges? We'll just have to wait and see!
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