Ah well! This would have been awesome, but at least we still might get to see Brit Brit on the show!
Over the past couple of weeks, we had heard rumors that Janet Jackson had been expressing interest in joining X Factor as a judge.
Now, Janet has opened up about about the X rumors, and she's saying that she WON'T join the show as a judge for its upcoming season:
"[I'm] very flattered that X Factor let me know that I was being considered for next season, but it just wouldn't be possible."
When asked why she couldn't do the show, Janet mentioned that she had a "previous commitment to her Numbers Ones Up Close and Personal Tour," as well as another commitment to Lionsgate (the studio behind the Tyler Perry movies. She has starred in a few of them).
Here's more from Team Janet:
"There have been absolutely no meetings between Janet and anyone with regard to X-Factor."
We're certainly bummed to hear this, but we know one person who does NOT have a commitment to Lionsgate, and who would LOVE to be a judge….
Give us a call, Simon! We're SO up for this!!!
[Image via WENN.]
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