‘X Factor’ Shocker: Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger & Paula Abdul Leaving

Mon, January 30, 2012 9:20pm EDT by 4 Comments
Steve Jones

We had a feeling things weren’t going well for Steve Jones as the host of the new hit series and he confirmed our suspicions on Twitter Jan. 30. The same went for host Nicole Scherzinger!

It was obvious Steve Jones wasn’t comfortable hosting the first season of The X Factor in the United States. Sure, the British model was GORGEOUS, but he just didn’t seem sympathetic to the contestants. Apparently, producers felt the same as us, as Steve confirmed today himself he will not be hosting season two.

“I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show,” Steve tweeted Jan. 30.
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Right after we learned that news, E! Online put up a story citing sources who said Nicole Scherzinger isn’t coming back for season two either. “She wants to focus on her music career,” a source said. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] and he’s given her his blessing.”

UPDATE: Though unconfirmed by FOX, our sister site Deadline.com is reporting that Paula Abdul is also exiting the show.

Now we can’t help but wonder who will be replacing Steve and Nicole on FOX’s new hit reality show. Do you guys have any suggestions?

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