Britney Spears' first season as a judge on the X Factor USA has come to an end and now the star has praised the show for making her come out of her shell.
The star, who revealed to People magazine that she was quite "shy" before X Factor USA, claimed that the show gave her scope to be more outspoken.
She said: "It's no secret I'm a shy person.
"I feel doing this show over the past year has allowed me to come out of my shell a lot more. Everyone on the show has been amazing and made me feel really comfortable."
Britney arrives on the red carpet for the X Factor fiinale (Splash News)
The star appeared to show off her confidence when she cheekily remarked that Simon Cowell should write her act Carly Rose Sonenclar a cheque for $5 million after her performance of 'Halleujah'.
She quipped to the media mogul: "I feel like that song alone is worth five million bucks, so, you should get out your chequebook, Simon."
The star also appeared to dismiss the claims that her relationship with Jason Trawick was in trouble, gushing about him: "It amazes me that no matter what situation I'm in. Jason has the ability to always make me feel protected and loved."