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Published On: Thu, Jan 10th, 2013

Britney Spears quits ‘The XFactor’ season 3, will record new album

Britney Spears quit “The X Factor” amid rumors that Simon Cowell was set to fire the singer, reported TMZ on Jan. 9.

L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell on the set of THE X FACTOR airing on FOX

L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell on the set of THE X FACTOR airing on FOX

The popular judge on “The X Factor” follows L.A. Reid, who also exited the show, citing that she too wants to focus on her music career.

Spears has bailed on the show before season 3 kicked into high gear, but it’s clear that the ratings were a factor, no pun intended.

Fox’s Chairman of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, said this about Spears’ departure:

“I thought it went very, very well. It was fraught with unknowns, and I think Britney did a very good job. People are fascinated with her and always will be. Last year the ratings were a little bit higher, but I think it was a better show this year. I think she tucked in really nicely on the bench.”

One of our sources tells TMZ: “Britney loves Simon, she likes Demi Lovato but her thing is music.”

The singer would be leaving to work on her eighth album.

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