Despite rumors indicating otherwise, Fox president Kevin Reilly wants Britney Spears back as a judge for next season of “The X-Factor.”

Attending the network’s TCA session on Tuesday (January 8), Reilly told critics, “People remain fascinated with [Spears] and always will be. She’s just an interesting figure who’s lived a unique life, and I thought she brought some of that. Maybe some people were waiting for more drastic displays of some nature that never came.”

The 31-year-old Femme Fatale songstress joined the reality show last year in its second season.

Ms. Spears’ contestant, Carly Rose Sonenclar, made it all the way to the finale, narrowly losing to Tate Stevens.