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Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join Simon Cowell and LA Reid on the US X Factor judging panel
After weeks of rumours and speculation, Simon Cowell has unveiled pop princess Demi Lovato and music veteran Britney Spears as the two new judges on this year's US X Factor.
The music mogul was joined by the two pop stars at Fox's Upfront Presentation in the States, an event where TV bosses reveal their planned television shows for the year.
Demi and Britney will be taking the places of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on the show's prestigious panel and they will be joining LA Reid.
Simon's decision to bring music big-gun Britney in has raised speculation that he is urgently trying to make this year's show a huge hit in the States, as X Factor's debut run in the US last year was less successful than Simon had hoped...
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