Spears was reportedly offered $10 million to join the US edition of the competition show for its second season, a smart move for a show which struggled finding a die-hard audition for its debut season. Britney’s team responded by demanding $16 million, and it appears that a compromise was reached at $15 million. “All they need to do now is work out the smaller points,” says a source. “The fact the money is now set, means that there is nothing stopping this from becoming a reality.
It also looks like Britney can carpool to work with her fiance (and most likely her co-conservator) Jason Trawick. Jason will reportedly come on board The X Factor as a producer. Says the source, “Jason is expected to be there every day Britney is on set. He is her rock and will help guide her through the process. He is the person she trusts the most.”
A production insider adds, “It’ll be a fun project and [Britney] is welcoming the chance to mentor up-and-coming artists. She loves the idea of helping emerging talent get the recognition they deserve and is really looking forward to being on the show.”
In addition to hiring Britney, Simon Cowell is also hiring an additional judge, and two more hosts. Though honestly, do you even need (or can afford) another judge when you’ve got Britney on your panel?