Rihanna has reportedly bumped Britney Spears off the list for The X Factor USA judges job, according to reports.

Despite Simon Cowell admitting that he would be “honoured” to have Britney on the panel and Britney showing interest in the role that was left by Nicole Scherzinger last year, HollywoodLife now suggests that Rihanna will be given the job.

It is believed that the star, who has recently caused controversy with her barely there outfits and rumoured reunion with ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, has started talks with the shows bosses, with the idea to sit on the panel.

A source added that discussions for Brit to join the panel alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid are “pretty much dead”.

Ouch.