The pop queen will fill one of the judge seats on The X-Factor left vacant by the axings of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, finally inking a $15 million deal that’s been under discussion for months, E! News reported yesterday.
Simon Cowell, the creator and a judge on the show, is said to have reached out to Britney personally to bring in some serious star wattage to the show.
E! quotes a source who is close to the star:
“The contract is signed. There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on. It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited. She’s ready for this… She can’t wait to sit down next to Simon at the judges’ table and give this everything she’s got. She is excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well. This is the perfect next stage in her career. Both Britney and Simon are very excited to work together.”
What do you guys think—will Britney Spears be the “nice” judge, like Paula was? Or will she end up surprising us with withering criticism?