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Darren Criss Turns Down 'X Factor' Hosting Gig?

Darren Criss Turns Down 'X Factor' Hosting Gig?

Darren Criss was reportedly offered – but has declined – the hosting job at The X Factor.

The 25-year-old Glee star “politely” turned down the gig, which Steve Jones previously held for the U.S. version’s first season.

“They were after him,” a show insider told E! Online. “But there’s no way he could have done it with everything he has going on.”

Other recent X Factor news includes Britney Spears, who’s reportedly nearing a deal to be a judge on the new season.

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12 Comments

# 1

Darren Criss is a talented and well on his way star, so why would he want to be a host on the X-Factor? No offense, but they need someone with much less talent and exposure to take the job.

# 2

I didn’t realize they wanted someone so short for the job?

# 3

I dont like him. Worst character on Glee. We always fast forward when he is singing. He is so annoying.

# 4
Iffy Miffy @ 03/14/2012 at 6:48 pm

Good on him for turning it down. He’s on his way up, a hosting job would be going backwards. Still nice to be asked!

# 5

As much as I love him, I don’t think he would be a great preseneter. They needed someone with experience. He should just keep doing what he’s doing.

# 6

HEY Simon X Factor SUCKS !

# 7

This is a PR hoax, but he needs to worry more about doing something substantial after Glee to set himself apart as a real talent and star. His PR people are doing him no favor pushing him as a sex symbol which he will never be.

# 8

“This is a PR hoax, but he needs to worry more about doing something substantial after Glee to set himself apart as a real talent and star. His PR people are doing him no favor pushing him as a sex symbol which he will never be,” said Renate while finishing off a second pint of hagen dazs.

# 9

I vote for Gina Gershon. Everyone loves Gina even if she can’t sing for s#!t. http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=38214139&ac=now

A very wise young man. He needs to stick to waht he does best on Glee and not get involved with X-Factor which is becoming more and more of a lost cause.

JustBecause @ 03/16/2012 at 4:30 pm

@Renate: Pushing for him to be a sex symbol? He just is! No pushing required.

He’s on his way up, a hosting job would be going backwards. Still nice to be asked! A very wise young man.

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