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Britney Spears exits X Factor after single season

Published on Jan 11, 2013 6:30 AM
 
Britney Spears attends the The X Factor season finale at CBS Television City on Thursday, Dec 20, 2012, in Los Angeles. Spears is leaving The X Factor, a source close to the show said on Thursday, having failed to turn her star power into ratings success in one season as a judge. -- PHOTO: JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION/AP

(REUTERS) - Britney Spears is leaving Fox singing contest The X Factor, a source close to the show said on Thursday, having failed to turn her star power into ratings success in one season as a judge.

"I can confirm (the news)," said the source, who was not authorised to speak on the record, when asked about media reports of Spears' exit.

Celebrity and television news outlets gave differing reasons for the decision to quit.

People magazine quoted an unnamed source as saying that the 31-year-old wanted to concentrate on her music, while TV Guide's sources said Spears understood she was about to be axed.

 
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