It’s almost a done deal for Britney Spears to take a place at the judges table on the second season of The X Factor.
Simon Cowell has been working hard to revamp and retool the show for it’s sophomore run after a lukewarm reception in it’s initial U.S. season.
After ditching Cheryl Cole during the auditions and later firing Paula Abdul and Nicole Schrezinger as the show closed it’s first run, Cowell and producers need to bring name recognition and interest in those empty seats.
Spears would be perfect and is reported to be very close to inking a $15 million deal to judge the contestants.
“We’re told Britney’s team and X Factor big wigs are working out ‘the fine points’ of the deal, but the major terms are locked,” reports TMZ.
Once the smaller details are agreed upon, the singer must get approval from her father and conservator, Jamie Spears, as well as the supervising judge. The site states that the deal is a “virtual certainty.”
Cowell, who confirmed to the site that he does want her and is eager to sign her, also said an official announcement would come later in the week.
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