Will Britney Spears get the boot from 'The X Factor?'

Will Britney Spears get the boot from 'The X Factor?'
by: Sheri Block

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L.A. Reid might not be the only one leaving “The X Factor” judging panel.

According to a report from Us Weekly, Britney Spears is also on her way out but unlike Reid, who is leaving to concentrate on his job as chairman of Epic Records, the decision wasn’t her own.

"Britney will get the boot," an insider told the site."Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn't working."

The “Toxic” singer joined the music reality show for its second season, along with pop star Demi Lovato, replacing Season 1 judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

Another source indicates that Spears’ $15 million contract may have something to do with the rumoured exit.

"They paid all that for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps," according to the site.

Neither Simon Cowell nor the show’s U.S. network Fox has confirmed the rumours.

“No one has discussed next year's judging panel yet,” a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “Any reports otherwise are complete speculation."

Season 2 of “The X Factor” wrapped up Dec. 20, with country singer Tate Stevens taking home the $5 million prize.