The 56-year-old talk show host previously defended Jamie Spears when she described him as a “good man”, but has now taken back her kind words after hearing Britney speak in court this week about her “traumatising” experience under her conservatorship. And Wendy even went as far as wishing death upon Jamie, as well as Britney’s mother Lynn Spears, for keeping strict control over their daughter’s personal life and finances ever since her public breakdown in 2008.

Speaking on her talk show, Wendy said: “How dare you, Mr. Spears, you had me fooled. And you too, Mrs. Spears. Death to all of them.” In Wendy’s original comments, she said Britney “still needs to be controlled”, and thought Jamie was doing what was best for his daughter.

She said in February: “I think that her father is a good man. I’ve heard that she still needs to be controlled, and she needs to have someone that’s controlling her finances, and controlling who she is friends with and where she goes and what time she’s coming in …” Meanwhile, in Britney’s court statements, she revealed she “just wants [her] life back” as she called for her conservatorship to end. She said: “I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed. I am traumatised. I just want my life back.