Singer Britney Spears is reportedly interested in joining "The X Factor" panel with Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

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A source close to the pop star told Us Weekly she has reached out to Cowell and the people at FOX. No word yet from the network.

"X Factor" judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger recently exited the show, along with host Steve Jones.

Spears, who guest-judged on the U.K. version of "X Factor," is on a growing list of possible replacements, which includes Janet Jackson and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, both rumored to be in discussions.


UPDATE:

In a conference call Wednesday, Cowell said about Spears' possible involvment, "I couldn't comment on it. Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes. Other than that, there's going to be a lot of twists and turns over the next few weeks and a lot of things we're going to announce."

He added they are looking to bring on two female judges and a boy and girl to host. "It's almost impossible to have one person doing this hosting job... I think you can see a very different chemistry with two people. I always wanted a boy and a girl to host the show.

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