It would seem a brilliant move if it is really going to happen. There is no way to know whether Britney Spears would function well in a mentoring / judging position on TV, but she would certainly gain major attention for X Factor. Few other celebrities have riveted so much attention from press and fans alike for such an extended period of time. Britney Spears knows how to be a successful pop artist, and, at age 30, she is at her creative and commercial peak.
Simon Cowell will not confirm or deny whether there are actual talks under way with Britney Spears. However, he recently had nothing but praise for her saying, on The Billy Bush Show, "She's still hot, she's still having hit records and she's still controversial, there's a reason for that." Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell's former colleague on X Factor UK, says, according to Daily Mail, "He's definitely talking to Britney to do his American show. Absolutely true."
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