Mississippi, US (WO) - Britney Spears is facing the axe from US TV talent show The X Factor, according to reports. Insiders tell Us Weekly magazine that show producers were far from impressed by the singer’s performance on the hit series this year and they’re keen to let her go after just one season as a judge/mentor. Spears joined the programme in May alongside Demi Lovato, and picked up a reported £9.4 million pay cheque for the gig.