Britney Spears Tweets Photo With ‘X-Factor’ Judges [PHOTOS]

Britney Spears In '10
The looks of Britney Spears in 2010.
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been officially confirmed as X Factor judges.

The pop singers will join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the panel of the US version of the TV talent show as replacements for Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, it was announced at Fox’s Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York today.

Britney said in a statement: “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.”

Demi said of her new role, “I’m totally stoked to be here, because of not only the opportunity to be a judge here, but the presence of you guys. It’s just an honor to be standing next to you. I’m excited to represent my generation, and I’m ready to find the winner.”

Shortly before the official announcement, Britney – who is rumored to have agreed a $15 million deal to be a judge on the show – tweeted a picture of herself with her fellow judges, captioning it: “#britneyxfactor #SimonBritneyDemiLA” 

Simon also took to his twitter page to express his excitement at the decision.

A new host for the show has yet to be announced after Steve Jones was axed after just one series.