There still might be time before the X Factor USA ends but judge Britney Spears has claimed that she would "definitely" return to the show.
Revealing that she has found her time as a judge on the show alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid, "fun", MTV reported the 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' hitmaker telling reporters:
"It's a lot of fun. It's different to anything that I've done before but it's a lot of fun", before saying that she "definitely will" return to the show.
Britney's comment about her future on the show comes after Radar Online reported that Britney could be axed from the show in cost cutting measures by the show's bosses.
A source alleged: "Producers were hoping to pull in between 15-20 million viewers but the show hasn’t reached those expectations and in a recent episode that clashed with the World Series only 5.7 million watched. Those numbers add up to cost cutting and Britney will be expendable.
“So, considering Fox has already renewed The X Factor for a third season, producers will be looking to spend less on the production of the show, including the judges' salaries. Britney, who was signed on a one-year deal, is the first person who will be expected to have her salary chopped. She is on a $15 million contract, which is absurd given that there's been no huge surge in the ratings."
The insider added: “Problem is, when Britney signed that contract she expected to make more if an extension for a third season was agreed. That won’t be the case now, and it is highly unlikely Britney will accept a pay decrease.
"It just doesn't make sense to spend all that money on Britney when Simon Cowell will undoubtedly be able to find another high-profile judge to replace her at a fraction of the cost."
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