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

Mon, January 30, 2012 9:20pm EST 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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Syd Wahl

Posted at 10:59 AM on February 7, 2012  

Lets face it he was a lousy host no question about that. Also this thing recently on American TV with all this “British Accent”. Whats Up with that is there no capable American Native to do all these shows on screen and TV anymore?

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G. K.

Posted at 11:57 PM on February 1, 2012  

To Simon and the rest of the Producers of X-Factor,
Whoever advised you to do this moronic changes must be fired. If these changes were your actual idea then, I must ask you why you “fixed something that is not broken”? Firstly, you should be grateful that this new show here in the U.S. generated millions of viewers. Maybe not 20 million as you expected , but “it’s too early in the game”! Secondly, you should be grateful and thankful that there is a Paula Abdul, who possesses several positive adjectives, and the accidental pairing with Simon in the original A.I. subsequently worked out so well that some people tune in to X-Factor to also watch the flirtatious interaction between these two judges. The chemistry between Simon & Paula creates a lot of fireworks and excitement that is entertaining to most viewers. Why take that away from the viewing public? Thirdly, what turns a lot of people of is the fact that Simon and L.A tend to pick contestants with good looks without the ability to sing at all, that are very arrogant, and act juvenile. Thank God Melanie won because she can absolutely sing. Fourthly, it would be very helpful if all the judges limit their comments to 1-2 sentences so Steve didn’t have to rush the judges or cut them off. I think Steve did a great job in pacing the program, otherwise you would have been over your time slot allotted, just like what happened in A.I. years ago.
From a very disappointed viewer.

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Posted at 12:32 AM on January 31, 2012  

He should be replaed by damion & vanessa minillo from MTV TRL. They were great together. At least Damion has a personality unlike Steve Jones.

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Posted at 11:46 PM on January 30, 2012  

Mel B should be involved in this show.

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