Britney Spears stepped firmly back into the spotlight this week with her first appearance as an X Factor judge.
The 30-year-old looked sensational in a hot pink dress that showed off her curves, her blonde locks styled into tumbling curls for the occasion.
And she was clearly ready for action, making a joke at Simon Cowell's expense at the first opportunity.
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"Just arrived for @TheXFactorUSA auditions – hope everyone is ready! Still waiting on @SimonCowell of course…," she tweeted upon her arrival at the studios.
Joining Britney on the judging panel was fellow newcomer Demi Lovato.
The 19-year-old quickly got into the swing of things, reportedly dubbing Simon 'Grandpa' within the first five minutes.
And she gave also gave record producer LA Reid a run for his money.
“Day 1 @TheXFactorUSA and I have already been cut to shreds by @ddlovato. Let the games begin!” he wrote on his Twitter page.
Britney and Demi have been brought in to replace axed judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger for the second series of the show.
And already the Womanizer star has been at the centre of incorrect reports that she made a dramatic exit during the first day of auditions.
The mum-of-two was accused of walking out of the auditions and missing four performances after apparently becoming upset by one hopeful’s rendition of her song, Hold It Against Me.
But Britney was quick to quash the rumours, tweeting: “#Britneywalksoff? Was just taking a little break people. I am having the best time!”
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