Amidst recent reports that X Factor mastermind Simon Cowell has reservations about Britney Spears' judging panel bid, he's now insisting that he's excited by the prospect of having the pop princess on the show. According to sources, SiCo was nervous that Britney hadn't quite pulled it together enough since her mid-2000s fall from grace to be thrust back into the spotlight. But, Simon has evidently changed his mind.

"All I can say is I would love to have her on the show," he tells TMZ. "I think it would be cool. I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to."

While he refused to confirm or deny whether a deal has been inked, he confirmed the announcement would be made "soon"...hopefully within the week.

So, will we have a fantastic Britney performance to look forward to on the Season 2 finale of The X Factor? Stay tuned to find out!

Source: TMZ

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