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Britney Spears Leaving ‘The X Factor’

Britney Spears The X Factor

Oops! She did it again. Britney Spears is leaving “The X Factor” after one season.

“ I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. 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.”

Fellow judge and executive producer Simon Cowell has two seats to fill since L.A. Reid and Britney Spears have decided to leave the reality series.

During Fox TCA winter press tour, network entertainment president Kevin Reilly said he’d gladly welcome the pop singer back for season 3.

“I think Britney did a really good job. People remain fascinated with her and always will… Maybe people were waiting for more drastic displays that never came. But pound for pound, I thought “The X Factor” was excellent this year. She tucked in really nicely on that bench.”

L.A. Reid Exits ‘The X Factor’

L.A. Reid is leaving “The X Factor.”

The music mogul informed  Access Hollywood, he will not return to the judges’ panel on “The X Factor” next season.

“I have decided that I will not return to “The X Factor” next year,” Reid told Access Hollywood. “I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected and it saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit.“

However, the chairman and CEO of Epic Records added he could return to the series in the future. “I’m not ruling ever coming back. I have a job to do and once I get some work done and get some momentum then maybe I’ll revisit the idea a little later.”

When questioned who should replace him on the judging panel, Reid answered Jon Bon Jovi. “That’s who I would pick.”