Simon Cowell rejected Britney Spears for X-Factor?

Updated: Mar 31, 2012, 08:59 AM IST

Los Angeles: Music mogul Simon Cowell reportedly isn`t excited about the prospect of Britney Spears joining the judges` panel of X-Factor.

The pop star has apparently expressed interest but Cowell thinks Spears won`t be able to deliver good advice, reported Us magazine.

"Simon`s worried she won`t be able to deliver good advice, and he`s afraid contestants won`t take her seriously," a show insider said of the British producer, 50, who doesn`t
want his program`s brand associated with the formerly troubled teen idol.

When it comes to filling the vacant spots on the panel, Cowell is also hoping to sign on someone with a little more experience in the business.

"He`ll probably go more in the direction of Mariah Carey or Janet Jackson," the show source added.