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Britney Spears leaving 'X Factor' before getting the boot?

FILE - In this Sept. 24 2011 file phosinger Britney Spears performs stage during concert Moscow Russiduring her European tour.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2011 file photo, singer Britney Spears performs on a stage during a concert in Moscow, Russia, during her European tour. A source says she is joining Simon Cowell's singing contest as a judge on the singing competition series "The X-Factor." (AP Photo, file)

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It sounds like Britney Spears won't be hitting the 'X Factor' stage one more time.

Even though this was just her first season with the show, sources are saying she's quitting before getting the ax.

'X Factor' suffered through all-time low ratings this past season, and MTV says Ms. Spears must have realized she wasn't going to get invited back.

Fox has not yet confirmed her departure.

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