Pop icon Britney Spears has been lined up as a potential judge for this year’s series of the ‘The X Factor‘ in America. Her camp is currently in discussion with Simon Cowell and his team, who are all hoping to reach some sort of financial agreement; so far Simon has offered $10 million for the role, but Britney‘s rejected it, and asked for $20 million instead.
If they are unable to agree, she is looking to become a resident performer, in the style of Celine Dion, at a top Las Vegas hotel. With 2 empty seats on the judging panel, Simon needs to snap her up fast! Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were axed last year after he asserted his authority with a surprise panel shake-up.
A friend of the singer has told ‘Sunday World‘: “The timing is perfect. Brit would love to connect with fans on a weekly basis and loves working on TV after several guest appearances on the sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother‘.” Recently Simon told ‘Extra‘ that the budget for his show is just $100 million a year, and so him hiring Britney is definitely a possibility!