Britney Spears Quits X Factor After Learning Simon Cowell Was Going To Fire Her
It seems as if Britney Spears’ stint on X Factor is coming to a close. Sources are saying that Spears has told the show she is not going to be returning for Season 3. The sources are also saying that Spears quit after learning she was going to be fired for what they call an underwhelming performance in the first two seasons according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The writing has been on the wall for a while now that Cowell was not happy with Spears’ performance on the show. While there has been no official announcement as of yet, it is being reported in virtually all the gossip columns that the pop star is done with the show.
The Inquisitr is reporting that Spears is looking to get involved with a sitcom after her exit.
TMZ first broke the story about Spears exit with the headline, “I Quit, Y’All!”. TMZ also reported that the top management of the show was tired of the constant criticism that Spears was brining to the show. Ratings for the show have gone down by double-digits since it first launched, and a large portion of the criticisms were that it was Spears that was the most heavily criticized.
Fox officially has no comment as of yet about the firing either. They have announced that the show was given the green light for Season 3. Even though her departure is imminent from the show, Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly had nothing but nice things to say about Britney Spears.
Reilly said at Tuesday’s executive session at the Television Critics Association gathering in Pasadena:
“I think Britney did a really good job. Maybe some people were waiting for more drastic displays of some nature that never came, so for those expecting that, it didn’t happen. … She’s just an interesting figure who’s lived a unique life, and I thought she brought some of that.”
Britney was paid $15 million dollars for the first two seasons of the show.
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