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Britney Spears Quits X Factor Amid Firing Rumors

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Britney Spears has quit ‘The X Factor’ USA. But did she jump or was she pushed?

The “Hold It Against Me” singer has been a judge on the second series of the FOX reality TV show “X Factor” alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid. Now she is the second one of that line up to leave in advance of a third season.

Despite rumors that she was fired, the official line being taken on Spears’ departure from the popular TV show is that Britney has decided not to return to the next season of the singing contest because she wants to concentrate on her own music career.

A source close to the star said,

“Britney loves Simon, she likes Demi Lovato but her thing is music.”

Britney did pretty well on her season of “X Factor.” Not only did she get a one-year $15 million contract, her act Carly Rose made it to December’s grand final. But now Britney is back in the studio working on her eighth studio album and after she completes the LP, the mother-of-two is considering going on tour again.

It was recently claimed that Britney (31) was about to be fired from “The X Factor” after disappointing producers with her “low energy” and providing “boring” feedback to contestants.

An insider sneered of the expensive celebrity,

“Britney will get the boot. Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working. They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps. Simon wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”

Whatever the story behind Britney Spears’ departure, she is now a certainty, along with music producer L.A. Reid, not to return for the next season of “X Factor.” Will you be sorry to see her go? Who should replace her? It’s never too early to speculate!

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