If anyone was going to tempt Britney back to Britain, it was bound to be X Factor extraordinaire Simon Cowell.
Cowell has reportedly persuaded the 'Toxic' star to perform her new single, Womanizer, on the hit ITV1 show in December.
It will be Britney's first visit here since her Onyx Hotel tour more than four years ago.
A source from X Factor told The Sun: "Everyone is thrilled. To have Britney involved is a massive coup. They expect ratings to go through the roof when her performance airs."
Meanwhile, Britney's mum, Lynne Spears has talked about her daughter's public breakdown on US television, insisting she never pushed the young star into the limelight.
"Britney pushed me," she said. 'What was I to do? Persuade my child not to go after her dreams?"
"She was in high school, was the homecoming maid and was most popular. She had everything going for her."