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Wednesday 18 October 2017

'Boring' Britney is facing X Factor boot

She is a global pop superstar, but it appears Britney Spears hasn't got the X Factor. The singer is set to be axed from the US version of the hit talent show after just one season for being "boring", it is reported.

X Factor boss Cowell (53) is reportedly ready to fire the 31-year-old pop star because he wanted "crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney".

It is said that Cowell is unhappy with the singer's contribution to the show after forking out €11.3m to snag her for the second season.

An insider said: "They paid all that for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps." Cowell has not confirmed who will be back for next year's show insisting that he has yet to discuss his decision with the blonde singer.

He said: "I don't know yet, to be honest with you. I haven't had the conversation with her about whether she'd want to or what other commitments she's got."



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However, another source confirmed that the mum to Jayden James (6) and Sean Preston (7) will not make it past the one series. "Britney will get the boot. Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn't working."

And it seems that Britney could be the scapegoat after Cowell was disappointed when the star-studded finale of this season's show raked in 9.3million viewers, fewer than last year's.

The singer -- who is set to marry fiance Jason Trawick next year -- was hired by Cowell alongside US singer Demi Lovato in place of fired judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

Original judge LA Reid -- who featured on both seasons of the show -- already announced his departure to focus on his record label.

Britney is set to marry Trawick as soon as her stint as a judge ends. "It's very much a countdown to the nuptials right now ... We're talking within weeks," a source said.

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