Last week, L.A. Reid confirmed that he would not be returning to the X Factor USA next year, and now it has been suggested that Britney Spears could be following suit...
It is thought that whilst Britney's fellow judge Demi Lovato has already begun her negotiations to return to the show next year, the same can't be said for the 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' star whose current contract on the show is worth $15 million.
Citing the ratings figures amid the speculation over Britney's exit, The Daily Star reports a Fox Network source saying:
"Simon had hoped Britney would be a ratings boost but that simply hasn’t happened.
“It’s no coincidence she is not in talks about a new deal.”
Britney seems more than happy to be on the X Factor USA to us (WENN)
Claiming that Britney (despite having an act in the finals) isn't cut out to be a judge on the show, the source added:
"She just doesn’t seem to be cut out for a TV talent show.”
Speculation surrounding Britney's future on the show first began recently after a source told Radar Online:
"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."
A rep for Britney and the X Factor USA have been contacted for comment.