Yeah, it is confirmed, Steve Jones won't be returning for the 2nd season of 'The X Factor USA'.
The British presentor confirmed this sad news on his Twitter:
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.
Based on his tweet, it seems to me like it wasn’t his decision to leave. I admit, I'm a fan of his beauty and charm but not his hosting style, but I don't know why I'm sad.
Like Steve, 'The X Factor USA' Judge/Mentor Nicole Scherzinger is also leaving the show according to the reports of E! Online.
“She wants to focus on her music career,” a source said. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] and he’s given her his blessing.”
Scherzinger is currently rehearsing for her upcoming European tour that kicks off next month.
“X Factor took a lot more of her time than she ever expected,” the source said. “She didn’t have any time really to work on her music. She was doing X Factor six days a week.”
And yes, Simon Cowell's friend, Paula Abdul will also NOT return. Deadline reported:
...a Simon Cowell insider just told me that his longtime friend and American Idol colleague Paula Abdul won’t be returning as an X Factor judge next season. I understand from sources that none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated reality series.
Hmmmm... I'm sad oh well that's life, it's a business after all. So far, 'American Idol' is still the number one TV show in the US.
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Sources: E! Online> and Deadline
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