The X Factor USA: Britney Spears confirms her exit from the Fox show
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Britney Spears has confirmed her departure from The X Factor USA following weeks of speculation.
Britney was signed up to the Fox reality show under a $15 million price tag as producers rallied to reboot the troubled show's second season. But after heavy criticism, it looks like the 'Scream & Shout' singer wants to get back to her day job.
Britney announced the news to fans with a message that she misses performing: "I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teams but it's time for me to get back in the studio."
She added: "Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."
An official statement also came from The X Factor: "Britney did decide and is, in fact, not returning to X Factor."
Rumours have been bubbling away since December, but they intensified this week when show sources revealed that Britney would not return for a second season.