Simon Cowell Fascinated By "Shy" Britney Spears
SiCo says Brit has taken her XF USA judging role 'very seriously'...
Cowell, who is said to have signed Spears for $15m to join the Fox series, also went on to admit that Britney is "shy", which may come as a surprise to her fans.
The 52-year old told People: "She's not on the show to be Britney Spears on a TV show.
"She's actually there to prove to the world there's more to her, and she's got the ability to do this job really well. She's taken the role really seriously."
The music mogul continued: "It's quite interesting because when someone has done what she's done as she has with her career, and being such a public person, you kind of think she is going to be very confident, but in real life she's shy.
"There's kind of a mystique about her which I think is what kind of attracted me to her in the place."
The Piece Of Me singer hit the headlines last week after stepping out in a striking red Herve Leger bandage dress at the Providence round of XF auditions, showing off her curves.