December 20, 2012 04:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
As another season of The X Factor comes to an end, Simon Cowell is speaking out about L.A. Reid’s departure from the show and what’s on the horizon for Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. Are they coming back? Keep reading for more details.
Recently, we learned that L.A. Reid would be leaving The X Factor at the end of this season. But how does Simon Cowell feel about his departure? According to E! News, Simon admitted, “I’m sad because he’s a friend, but when someone feels they’re neglecting something, which he obviously felt he was, then you’ve got to get someone else in who can give you the time and commitment you need.” Cowell added, “And I’ve never been afraid of change on any of these shows.”
Since Simon isn’t afraid of switching things up and changing the judges, where does that leave Britney Spears and Demi Lovato next season? Will they be coming back? Cowell said, “I don’t know yet, to be honest with you,” referring to Spears. “I haven’t had the conversation with her whether she’d want to [come back next season, or] what other commitments she’s got.” However, when asked if he’d like her to come back for another season, he said, “Yeah, I think I do, yeah. But like I said, and it goes back to L.A., it all depends on how much time they can give us.”
And what about Lovato? We saw an increase of tension and sparring between her and Cowell as the season progressed so does he want to work with her for another season? Simon joked, yes, but “with a muzzle.” Then on a more serious note, he added, “I know she wants to come back, but I don’t like to make predictions. We’ll give it a couple of weeks.”
While Cowell could not confirm that Spears and Lovato will be returning as X Factor judges next season, it sounds like he’s game as long as they are up for it and have the necessary time to devote to the show.
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