Britney Spears is officially following in the footsteps of her fellow X Factor judge, L.A. Reid.
As In Touch can reveal, the pop star, 31, who signed a reported $15 million, one-season contract with the show, has left as a judge. Britney’s decision to leave comes after rumors began swirling about her termination from the talent competition.
However, in December, Britney admitted she’s hard at work on a new album, which might be the reason for her leaving. The star is recording her eighth studio album with will.i.am and other superstar producers.
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"I'm seeing so much chatter about new music out there,” she tweeted earlier this week. “Glad to see you're all paying attention ;) Lot of work to do in 2013! LETS GO!"
So now that L.A. and Britney have both left the show, that leaves only Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judges panel.
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