Simon Cowell has begged Britney Spears to work with him again 10 years after they both sat on the judging panel for the American version of The X Factor.
The music mogul, 63, has issued a public plea for pop star Britney, 40, to consider appearing on one of his shows now that she is free from her guardianship, describing the ‘talented’ star as having ‘great ideas of how to launch someone’s career’.
He told E! News, “We spent so much time on the phone talking about The X Factor before we did it.
Back to TV screens? Simon Cowell, 63, has begged Britney Spears, 40, to work with him again 10 years after they both sat on the jury for the American version of The X Factor
“There’s a side to Britney that a lot of people don’t know about. I mean, I was on the phone with her for two or three hours each time. She was super smart, great ideas on how to kick off the career someone else, which is essential if you want to be a judge on one of these shows, so I had a fantastic relationship with her.
He added, “If you watch Britney and we do a show, come back and do it with me.” That would be great. I love it.
“She’s really interesting and she’s so talented.”
Come back? The music mogul has made a public appeal to pop star Britney to consider appearing on one of his shows now that she is freed from her guardianship
Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the end of Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship.
Her curators had power over her financial and medical affairs, as well as career decisions and major personal matters such as when she could see her teenage sons Sean, 17, and Jayden, 16.
Britney appeared on The X Factor during this time but is now free to make her own career decision.
Praise: Simon described the ‘talented’ Britney as having ‘great ideas of how to kick-start someone’s career’ after they appeared on the second season of the US version of The X Factor (pictured from the show in 2012)
It comes after Simon said there was a “decent chance” The X Factor would return to the UK or the US in 2024.
The talent show judge is considering bringing the series back to TV screens, and he would be more inclined to see the program return to the United States, where Simon has a strong working relationship with NBC on America’s Got Talent.
Speaking about who the judges would be if he decided to resurrect The X Factor, he said: “Industry insiders, such as A and R people, rather than artists, because they are better judges of talent and less jealous of brilliant young artists.”
All stars: Britney (second from left) appeared as a judge on the US version of The X Factor in 2012 with judges (LR) LA Reid, Demi Lovato and Simon
Simon also pointed out that the A and R people aren’t as “ridiculously expensive” as some stars can be, and admits he’d take the show “back to basics” if it came back, after the program eventually ended. be “very complicated”.
He told The Times newspaper: “At first it was very simple – you audition, then at the end of the show you sing with a superstar.”
“So if I ever had to revive it, I would bring it back to basics.”
Creator: Simon created The X Factor, which first aired on ITV in the UK in 2004, with Simon seen here in the show’s first series
Simon recently admitted he had previously ‘gone a little crazy’ when The X Factor – which ran for 15 series and two spin-offs on ITV from 2004 to 2019 – started to see success.
He told The Sun: “X Factor at first, when we weren’t expected and we could do what we liked, it was a lot of fun. That’s when it became a hit that everyone everyone, myself included, has gone a little crazy.
“It was a time in my life where everything was fine on the surface, but underneath it was just not fun and not great. Everything was skewed.
“And I never want to feel that way again.
“Now I think you have to be happy with the quality of something, rather than what you’re judged on – ratings or chart positions.”
In July, it was reported that Channel 5 was set to relaunch The X Factor.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday at the time: ‘As soon as X Factor came into play, a number of networks showed interest.
‘X Factor is one of the most iconic shows in TV history, so it’s no surprise that many channels were enthusiastic. The production company had its choice.
“After numerous meetings, the managers decided to opt for Channel 5.”
All star line-up: It has been claimed that Simon has decided ‘the time has come’ to bring back the talent competition which ended in 2018 after 15 years (LR: Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Simon photographed in 2010)
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