By Heather Dougherty, EnStarz | Feb 23, 2012 12:36 PM EST
Rumors continue to swirl over who will fill the two empty judges' seats on The X Factor, with the latest buzz circling around Britney Spears.
"Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes," Simon Cowell, the show's creator, said during a conference call with reporters yesterday. He declined to elaborate, saying, "I've learned a big lesson: keep your mouth shut. Don't give it all away."
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Cowell also serves as one of the judges, along with music mogul L.A. Reid.
Reid, also participating in the conference call, said, "The only thing you can count on is that we will likely have two girls."
The two newcomers would replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who were both axed from the show.
Other big names that have come up include Janet Jackson and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.
"There is a load of speculation, some true, some not so true," Cowell said. "It's true to say there are a lot more people who have entered the frame this year. And we really waited to see who was going to contact us before we actually contacted people."
Cowell also confirmed that there will be two hosts this season rather than one. Host Steve Jones got his walking papers along with Abdul and Scherzinger.
Cowell said talks would be underway with potential judges in the next few weeks.
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