There have been plenty of rumours as to why Britney Spears decided not to return for another season on The X Factor USA. Some claim that she quit before she was sacked, others say she quit to focus on her music career. Meanwhile, it has been claimed that she demanded a $3m pay rise, which was refused and it is also said that she didn’t want to stay on a bad show.
An insider told Radar Online, “When producers asked if she wanted to return for a third season of The X Factor, Britney’s reps said she would only come back if she was offered $18 million. But after much deliberation, they just felt that Britney wasn’t worth that much because she wasn’t bringing enough to the table.”
They added, “Her performance as a judge was scrutinized, and she didn’t really add anything to the show. They felt she didn’t warrant a $3 million pay hike. When she originally signed up for $15 million last season, it was stressed that was as far as the network could go financially for her.”
However, a separate source has told GossipCop, “Vegas has been wooing her. For millions, why would she stay on a bad show — she is in demand — has a career.”
Simon Cowell will now have to find two new judges for the next season of The X Factor USA, as LA Reid is also leaving the show. Who would you like to see as the new judges on The X Factor?