Season three of The X Factor could have a major overhaul according to reports, with new claims hinting judge Britney Spears is about to be given the boot.
Although she was a hit with fans when she joined earlier this year alongside Demi Lovato, insiders at the show say Simon Cowell was disappointed that the star wasn’t feisty enough for viewers.
“Britney will get the boot,” says one insider, adding: “They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps…
“Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working,” adds the source, while another told Us Weekly: “He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney.”
If Spears is fired next year, she could be replaced by Rihanna, as Cowell is desperate to have the star on the judging panel.
However, it looks like reports could be jumping the gun, as a spokesperson for The X Factor claims nothing has been decided yet.
The representative told the Daily Mail: “No-one has discussed next year’s judging panel yet – any reports otherwise are complete speculation.”
Simon recently commented on whether Spears will be back in 2013, telling E!: “I don’t know yet, to be honest with you.
“I haven’t had the conversation with her whether she’d want to, what other commitments she’s got.”