L.A. Reid’s not the only judge saying goodbye to The X Factor – so is Britney Spears!
Life & Style can reveal, the pop star, 31, who signed a one-year contract for a reported $15 million, will not be returning to judge the show for season three.
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Britney’s decision to leave comes after rumors began swirling about her termination from the talent competition.
But music could be to blame. Britney admitted she’s hard at work on a new album — her eighth one — with will.i.am and other superstar producers. And by the sound of Brit and will’s smash hit “Scream and Shout,” the album is bound to be a success.
"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!"
So now that L.A. and Britney have both left the show, that leaves only Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judges' panel. Perhaps Simon might be a little sad to see her go?
“She’s very engaged,” Simon's told Life & Style about Britney. “She’s very, very into her contestants…. She’s been a very, very good judge.”
When we chatted with co-host Mario Lopez in December, he revealed who he’d like to see replace L.A.
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"I've been campaigning for my girl Fergie," Mario told Life & Style. "I think she would be awesome. We've been friends for a long time and I think she's talented. She'd be an awesome judge/mentor. She's cool, hip, and I think the kids would really respond to her and like her."
But who will replace Britney? Who would you like to see as a judge next season? Tell us by leaving a comment!
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