X Factor judge Simon Cowell and his fellow American Idol judges have announced that they are willing to help Britney Spears get her career back on track.

Speaking to Fox News, the judges of the hit talent spotting show broadcast as Pop Idol in the UK, added that the star, who has five studio albums to her name, would need to make some changes.

Cowell, who previously said that Spears' performance at the MTV video music awards would not be good enough to get her past X Factor auditions, stated that the trio would target the star's image.

"We plan to buy her underpants, get her bigger shorts to perform in and get her away from her stupid friends," he said.

Fellow judges Randy Spears and Paula Abdul added that they would welcome the Oops I Did It Again star with open arms.

Spears' performance of her new single Gimme More wasn't enough to please the audience, as media and performers alike criticised the star for being lethargic and unprepared. Reports of the singer's clubhopping and drinking before the show have also been doing the rounds.

Meanwhile US magazine reports that the singer, whose latest album is due to be released in November, is reportedly in talks with producers of the Emmy Awards regarding another live performance this Sunday.

14/09/2007 07:20:23