Serial celeb-groomer Simon Cowell has now plied his latest victim – Britney Spears – with enough money and sweet nothings to secure her for The X Factor USA.
The contract has been signed (presumably in blood) and the Womanizer singer is now confirmed to appear alongside Cowell and L.A. Reid when the series begins later this year.
According to reports by E! Online, weâre talking $15million (Â£9.3m) for a few monthâs work.
A super-secret inside source has said: âThe contract is signed. Thereâs been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but sheâs on. Itâs all completed and Britney is beyond excited.
âSheâs ready for this. She canât wait to sit down next to Simon at the judgesâ table and give this everything sheâs got.
There is no official confirmation from either Britters or X Factor USA as yet, but this source seems dead excited: â[Britney] is excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well. This is the perfect next stage in her career.
âBoth Britney and Simon are very excited to work togetherâ?, the source added.
Having booted off two of his previous judges, there is still one gaping hole left on the panel. Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Chaka Khan have all been put forward but we suppose it depends on who made it to Simonâs hotel suite firstâ¦