Simon Cowell talks Britney Spears on Ellen Show Mon-09-Sep-13 10:09 Share this By Jay-Jay FeeneySimon Cowell was on Ellen’s show yesterday and told her why Britney Spears left The X Factor before her contract was up.He said that all the big talent shows like The Voice, American Idol etc were all trying to up themselves by getting the biggest star on the panel and Simon thought no one could do better than Britney. But he didn’t realise she wasn’t a big talker.And he says, "She wasn't comfortable being negative, she didn't like it when the contestants spoke back to her, so she was just uncomfortable. I liked her. So we decided to change it this year." You May Also Like Susan Boyle hounded by fans for money Ellen scares the s**t out of her staff Simon Cowell’s fans name his puppies Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .