When did Britney Spears serve as a judge on The X Factor? 41-year-old shares new details about experience in memoir

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When did Britney Spears serve as a judge on The X Factor? (Image via snip from Instagram/@britneyspears)
When did Britney Spears serve as a judge on The X Factor? (Image via snip from Instagram/@britneyspears)

The 41-year-old singer Britney Spears has been in the news lately because of her memoir's launch. In her tell-all memoir The Woman in Me, she jotted down the details of her experience in life. Recently, she revealed a new detail in which the pop singer mentioned that she hated being a judge on the US version of The X Factor.

For those unaware, Britney Spears served as a judge on The X Factor in 2012. At that time, she signed up to appear on the show's second series along with Demi Lovato, LA Reid, and Simon Cowell.

Britney, in her memoir, mentioned that she was not cut out for the job, and it was difficult for her because she had to act for eight straight hours. The 41-year-old singer said that she took up this job because she wanted to find some professional life focus.


Britney Spears, in her memoir, mentioned that she wanted to get back to work; hence, she served as a judge on The X Factor in 2012

Britney mentioned several things about her life in her memoir, one of which is her experience working as a judge on The X Factor. She wrote in her memoir about it and said,

"Feeling like I needed more direction, I decided to go back to work. I tried to occupy myself by being productive. I began appearing on more TV shows – including, as a judge on The X Factor."
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She further said that she doesn't like the work that gets going for 8 hours and requires acting. Britney wrote,

"I think a lot of people are really professional on TV, like Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani. When the camera is on them, they thrive. And that’s great. I used to be able to do that when I was younger, but again, I feel like I age backwards when I‘m afraid. And so I got to where I was very, very nervous if I knew I had to be on air, and I didn’t like being nervous all day long."

Britney also said that she has accepted it now, and she can say no, at this point in her life, to people who try to push her in that direction. The singer also noted that in the past, she was humiliated and forced into doing things she didn't like.


Britney Spears opened up about the kind of roles that she likes now

While speaking about things she didn't like while working, the music mogul also talked about the roles she likes. Britney said,

"Now, if you’ve got me a cute cameo on a fun TV show where I’m in and out in a day that’s one thing, but to act sceptical for eight straight hours while judging on TV? Uh, no thank you. I absolutely hated it."

It is worth noting that Britney Spears' book The Woman in Me was launched on October 24, 2023. It has created quite a stir lately as some of the excerpts of the book recently went viral.

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