Simon Cowell has discussed Britney Spears's exit from The X Factor USA.
The singer announced her departure from the competition after one season earlier this year.
During Cowell's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen asked him: "How did that happen initially? Why did you go this will be right for the show?"
Cowell responded: "I think if I'm being honest with you, Ellen, there was a time I think everyone was trying to up themselves in terms of who could find the biggest known star to be on a panel.
"And in terms of a pop singer? Jennifer Lopez and the other one on The Voice... I can't remember. Blondie. Christina. And we said, 'We'll take Britney'. She was fine, but I think she found it very uncomfortable."
"She wasn't comfortable being negative, she didn't like it when the contestants spoke back to her, so she was just uncomfortable. I liked her. So we decided to change it this year."
Simon is so pressed.