BRITNEY SPEARS has quit her judging duties on “The X Factor,” according to the latest Hollywood news.

For real.

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Britney Spears will no longer be resuming her post as one of the female judges on “The Factor” this coming fall, but it’s not because she was fired.

According to TMZ, the pop star—who just started her $15 million gig just last year for the show’s 2nd season—had voluntarily left the show despite recent reports that the network president wanted her to stay.

As for why she decided to quit this early, the site reported that she “wants to focus on her music” while she currently records her 8th album. She is also “seriously considering” going back on tour as soon it’s done so there’s really no time for the reality singing competition.

A sources told the gossip site:

Britney loves Simon [Cowell], she likes Demi Lovato but her thing is music.”

Now with Britney gone and L.A. Reid not returning for the upcoming 3rd season, Simon and Demi will have to look for replacement judges… and fast.

Are you sad to see Britney go?

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