Britney Spears: "Simon Cowell Is Completely Adorable"

17 May 2012, 14:06 | Updated: 17 May 2012, 14:12

The 'Criminal' singer admits she thinks the music reality series is a "beautiful concept" after signing up this week.

Britney Spears has confessed that she thinks the X Factor series is a "beautiful concept" and is happy to be on board as she looks to help and "inspire" the contestants appearing on the show.

The 'Toxic' singer told MTV News that she finds music mogul Simon Cowell "adorable" and was pleased to take his offer to fill one of the vacant judge's seats.

"Just really being able to be there and inspire the other contestants ... they're so young and they're trying to fulfill their dreams," she said at a press conference event. "It's just a whole beautiful concept. It's just really cool."

After Simon revealed he charmed the American star to appear on the show, she confessed: "He's adorable. He's completely adorable. He didn't have to try hard."

Britney and Demi Lovato join returning judge LA Reid on the series which premiered for the first time in the US last year and will make its second outing later this year.

Former judge Nicole Scherzinger recently admitted that she thought the appointment was a good choice and Britney's appearance has also been given the seal of approval from Summertime Ball performer Kelly Clarkson who is pleased to see the singer back in the public eye.