It was never going to be plain sailing, hiring Britney as a judge on the US version of X Factor. And it’s been reported the singer has already gone AWOL twice during the audition process.
There’s been no official reason given for Spears’ absence from her chair, but an audience member reported she failed to return to the studio after a mass exit by all of the panel, when an auditioning singer became abusive. This has sparked rumours that the Toxicsinger isn’t emotionally strong enough for the job.
The news comes after the judges released a video discussing the auditions so far, during which Britney accuses them of picking on her.
“You ganged up on me one time,” Spears is heard to say. “You three guys did. One time, it wasn’t nice!”
And there was us thinking the biggest diva on the show would be Louis Walsh.