It’s unlikely Britney’s returning to next season of The X Factor, but you just never know.
Fox president Kevin Reilly opened up about Britney’s potential role during the FOX’s TCA presentation on Tuesday.
“For next year, I don’t know,” Reilly says of Spears’ possible return to the show, but quickly answers “yeah” when asked if he’s on board to bring her back, reports Eonline.com. However, Cowell is currently on vacation and “hasn’t talked about any of this going forward,” Reilly admits.
Fortunately, Reilly thinks Britney did great last season. “I actually thought it went very, very well. It was fraught with unknowns. I think Britney did a really good job. She came on, people remain fascinated by her and always will be. People got to know her a little bit, maybe some people were waiting for more drastic displays of some nature that never came…She tucked in really nicely on that bench.”
Simon Cowell is unsure if Britney’s returning for next season, too, recently saying: “I don’t know yet, to be honest with you. I haven’t had the conversation with her whether she’d want to, what other commitments she’s got.”
Though the second season garnered less than stellar ratings, Reilly says, “Last year the ratings were better, but I think it was a better show this year… pound for pound, I thought The X Factor was excellent this year.”
Britney confirmed last month she’s currently recording an album.