Simon Cowell denies Britney 'X Factor' walk-off
Published May 26 2012, 16:47 BST | By Zeba Blay Simon Cowell
has released an official video statement on reports of Britney Spears walking off the X Factor
Rumours emerged earlier this week that the singer left her judge's seat after a hopeful contestant butchered her hit song 'Hold it Against Me'.
However, the 30-year-old later denied the incident and claimed that she is having "the best time" as a judge alongside Cowell, Demi Lovato and LA Reid.
Cowell has now released a video via TMZ
insisting that reports of a walkout are untrue.
In the video, which also features Lovato, he says: "I'm Simon Cowell, I'm on the panel. There have been no
walk-offs on the show."
Spears signed on as host after judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul were fired last season.
She signed a $15 million (£9.3m) deal
to judge on The X Factor
earlier this month, after several weeks of negotiations.
Watch Simon Cowell in the full video statement below:Photo gallery - Judges arrive for the X Factor auditions in Texas:
Britney Spears arriving at The X Factor USA
's Texas auditions at the Frank Erwin Center.