Britney Spears could reportedly be axed from The X Factor.
There is speculation that the star of the US version of the TV talent show won’t be asked to return to the judging panel.
The second season of the singing contest wrapped earlier this month and the judges chosen for next year’s show have not yet been revealed.
“Britney will get the boot,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly. “Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”
Britney joined the judging panel in May this year along with pop singer Demi Lovato. One of the reasons for Britney’s rumoured axing is the staggering salary she demanded in order to appear on the show. Insiders claim that producers and X Factor head boss Simon Cowell don’t feel as though she has earned her $15 million contract due to her lacklustre performance.
“They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” a second insider told Us Weekly. “[Simon Cowell] wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”
Britney’s reported departure from The X Factor would be the latest in a long line of shake ups in the show’s history. In just two seasons, the series has seen Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole and most recently L.A. Reid all leave the judging panel.
Copyright: Cover Media 2012
Thursday, 27. December 2012