Britney an ‘interesting’ choice: Lythgoe

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britney spears and simon AP 'X Factor' judges Simon Cowell and Britney Spears attend the FOX network upfront presentation party at Wollman Rink, Monday, May 14, 2012 in New York. Photo: Evan Agostini

Britney Spears would never be considered for a judging role on 'American Idol'.

The 'Toxic' singer and Demi Lovato are joining the panel on the US 'X Factor' with Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, but Nigel Lythgoe - boss of 'American Idol' - claims he would not have considered the new pairing because they do not have enough experience.

He said: "I hadn't even considered them. I always like mentors who have a lot more experience. Having said that, these two ladies have so much personal experience; it'll be interesting. I like someone who's been there and who knows the whole gamut of what these kids are going through and help them through."

Britney - who is rumoured to have agreed a $15 million deal to be a judge on the show - revealed she is excited to be taking part in the musical talent series, and has warned Simon and L.A. to "watch out".

She said: "I couldn't be more excited to join 'The X Factor' judging panel. I'm a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action. Simon and L.A. better watch out." - Bang Showbiz

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