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Britney Spears 'excited' to join X Factor judges

15 May 2012 Last updated at 10:33 BST

After weeks of speculation, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been confirmed as the new judges for the US version of the X Factor.

The singers will join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judging panel when the show returns in the autumn.

Spears said: "It's going to be so much fun and so different from anything I've ever done and I'm ready to find the true star."

Singer Lovato said she was excited to represent her generation on the judging panel.