Report: Britney Spears to leave "X Factor"
Britney Spears will reportedly depart the judging panel on X Factor after one season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
An insider on the Fox singing competition series said the pop star was not going to be asked back and blamed her exit on a dip in ratings and constant criticism of her lackluster performance from the press and viewers, which had started to bother network execs.
Fox has not commented on whether Spears will return but has greenlit a third season of the show. Music exec L.A. Reid is also departing the X Factor judging panel.
Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Spears had decided to leave the show in order to concentrate on her eighth studio album. She is reportedly collaborating with producers Hit-Boy and Will.I.am and recently told fans in a Twitter Q&A that she has begun working on the record with "some new inspiring producers."
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