The squabbles between the judges and their categories are yet to commence, but Britney Spears is already showing rival X Factor judge, Demi Lovato, that when it comes to the fashion stakes, she's a clear winner.
As the line-up for the second series of the reality show was unveiled today, it seems the mother-of-two couldn't decided which dress to wear, so opted for two to maximise column inches. During today's photocall in New York, Britney posed in a figure-hugging strappy white dress with Demi, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid for an intimate snap which she later tweeted online.
However, during the official snaps taken against the backdrop of a Fox curtain, the Crossroads actress had changed into a slick burgundy frock as she posed next to head judge Simon Cowell. Demi, on the other hand, was seen wearing the same dress in both photos.
Today, Britney, 30, was officially announced as a judge along with Disney star Demi, 19. Simon could barely hide his delight, tweeting: 'Can't believe it's finally happened. Very exciting!'
While no details as to how much Demi's contract is worth, Britney is thought to have negotiated a $15 million pay packet to be a panellist on the show. Britney and Demi will replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger - who were axed after poor ratings on last year's debut series - sitting alongside show boss Simon and music executive L.A.
The Baby One More Time star said: 'I am so excited about this whole experience. It's gonna be so much fun and so different from anything I've ever done and I'm ready to find the true star.'
Clearly excited, Demi added: 'I am totally stoked to be here.'
Britney said in a statement: 'I couldn’t be more excited to join The X Factor judging panel. I’m a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action. Simon and L.A. better watch out.'
Shortly before the official announcement, Britney tweeted her picture of herself with her fellow judges, captioning it: "#britneyxfactor #SimonBritneyDemiLA"
A new host for the show has yet to be announced after Steve Jones was axed after just one series.