Steve Jones gets the axe from 'X Factor'

Tuesday January 31, 2012

It has been confirmed that Steve Jones will not return for the next series of the US version of X Factor.

The former T4 host fronted the American version of Simon Cowell's singing talent show when it made its debut last year.

But he told fans he would not be back, revealing on Twitter:

"I won't be hosting next season's X Factor which is a shame but I can't complain as I've had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show."

A spokeswoman for Fox, which broadcasts the programme in the US, confirmed that both Steve, 34, and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger would not return for the second series. 

Last week Simon suggested the Welshman's time on the show was over, telling the Daily Mirror:

"He got a lot of stick. I don't think he did a bad job but, like America's Got Talent, there is a Brit limit on the show."

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