Britney Spears has confirmed speculation that she will The X Factor USA.
Over the last week, sources in America have suggested that Spears had quit the talent show, with TMZ suggesting she wanted to focus on her music instead.
The Scream & Shout singer has now issued a statement announcing her departure, where she explained: "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 teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio."
Britney 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."
The pop princess went on to add that Fox had already been told of her decision to quit.
Seeing as Spears will now have a lot more free time on her hands after stepping down from the XF USA panel, TMZ has claimed that the 30-year old is now 'in talks' with a major hotel in Las Vegas about having her very own residency in Sin City.
An insider revealed: "Britney has one very real proposal on the table, but now that it’s definite she’s leaving X Factor with a Las Vegas show finally in her future, it’s likely there will be a bidding war by other properties on and just off the Strip.”
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