Cowell confirms Britney Spears to be US X Factor judge

Singer Britney Spears to be new judge on US X Factor

US superstar Britney Spears has finally confirmed that she will join the US X Factor panel, as rumours circulated that fellow judge Simon Cowell was 'pursuing' the singer for the next season of the show.

Cowell posted a picture of himself and the star today on his website.

While there have been no official announcements, the star has accepted a £9.4 million contract to become a judge on Cowell's talent show. The singer will become the highest paid judge in reality TV, according to EOnline, earning more than American Idol's Jennifer Lopez.