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'X Factor' Host Steve Jones Won't Return Next Season

Steve Jones will not be returning as host next season for the hit show the X Factor, THR reports.

The 34-year-old television personality tweeted the news earlier in the day.

“I wont be hosting next seasons X Factor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show.” Steve wrote.

THR recently asked Steve if he would like to come back, to which he replied “Fingers crossed, I’d love to come back.”

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE to see host next season’s X Factor?

Steve Jones: Shirtless on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'!

Steve Jones goes shirtless during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an episode airing Tuesday (December 6).

The 34-year-old X Factor host took off his shirt to wear a low-cut tee promoting the Fox talent competition and also Ellen‘s show.

Steve also shared what’s hardest about hosting the show, which features Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Nicole Scherzinger on the judges’ table.

“I’m wearing an earpiece and there’s about five people screaming, ‘Shut Paula up. Shut her up now. Move on.’ I’m going to have hearing damage in this ear by the end of [the] series,” Steve said.

“I feel terrible because I feel on occasions I’m coming across as rude and abrupt and that’s really not me,” he added. “I cherish every word that comes out of Paula. You know, it’s a two hour long show. We’re in limited time. We need a conclusion otherwise it will just kind of end and nothing will have happened.”

FYI: Steve is wearing Levi’s.


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Simon Cowell & Nicole Scherzinger: 'X Factor' Premiere!

Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid, and Steve Jones arrive at the premiere of The X Factor on Wednesday (September 14) at the ArcLight in Hollywood.

Nicole paired her Randi Rahm dress with Jimmy Choo shoes, a Swarovski bag, a Loree Rodkin ring, and Diamond in the Rough earrings.

A note to future X Factor hopefuls, here are five songs Simon never wants to hear again at an audition: R. Kelly‘s “I Believe I Can Fly,” Etta James‘ “At Last,” The Righteous Brothers‘ “Unchained Melody,” Jason Mraz‘s “I’m Yours,” and John Legend‘s “Ordinary People.”

Simon revealed his list during a recent conference call to promote the FOX competition series, which kicks off next Wednesday (September 21) at 8 p.m.!

FYI: Paula is wearing a Balmain dress with Ruthie Davis heels and a Yves Saint Laurent bag.

20+ pictures inside of the judges premiering X Factor in Hollywood…
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Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul: 'X Factor' Promo Shots!

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid, and Steve Jones pose together for these new promo shots for their upcoming competition series, The X Factor.

The 51-year-old former American Idol judge recently said that he felt The X Factor would have been canceled if Paula had not signed on.

“At one point, when [Paula's] deal came down to the 11th hour, I remember saying to the team, ‘If she’s not there, you may as well cancel filming.’ I really felt that strongly that I wanted her with me,” Simon said.

FYI: Nicole is wearing Ruthie Davis “Implant” heels.

The X Factor premieres on September 21 on Fox. More Here! »

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Cheryl Cole: Fox Upfront with Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul!

Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, and Paula Abdul attend the 2011 Fox Upfront on Monday (May 16) at Central Park’s Wollman Rink in New York City.

The X Factor trio were joined at the event by fellow judge L.A. Reid and the show’s co-hosts Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones.

“It’s warm and fuzzy right now – with a little bit of vinegar poured on top. It’s fun, we’re having a blast,” Paula told Extra about working on the singing competition, which earlier this month held auditions in Los Angeles.

FYI: Cheryl is wearing a Vivienne Westwood orb choker necklace.

15+ pictures inside of The X Factor judges and co-hosts at the Fox Upfront…
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Nicole Scherzinger & Steve Jones: 'X Factor' Co-Hosts!

Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones will co-host the U.S. version of The X-Factor!

“These two are going to be great together,” Simon Cowell said in a statement. “I have always wanted Steve to work with us; I think he is a real star. Nicole is fantastic. I loved working with her on the U.K. X Factor last year. She is gorgeous and super-talented.”

“I loved working alongside Simon on the U.K. show, and cannot wait to see what he has in store for the U.S. I’m so excited to work with Steve Jones and help discover astounding talent from across the country!” the 32-year-old Pussycat Dolls singer added.

Steve, 34 – who previously hosted the U.K. shows T4 Music and As Seen on TV – called his new gig “an honor” and “a dream come true.”

Earlier this week, it was announced that Cheryl Cole will be joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as a judge.

Paula Abdul is reportedly said to be in talks to also join the judges’ panel.

WHAT DO YOU think of Nicole and Steve as X Factor judges?

Hayden Panettiere & Steve Jones: Boating Buddies

Heroes starlet Hayden Panettiere and her rumored boyfriend, British TV presenter Steve Jones, soak up the sun while on break from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (May 19) in Cannes, France.

This is the second day in a row that Hayden, 19, and Steve, 32, were spotted together on a boat. Yesterday, the couple were seen on Elton John’s partner David Furnish‘s boat.

Hayden was last romantically linked to her Heroes costar, Milo Ventimiglia, 31.

10+ pictures inside of boating buddies Hayden Panettiere and Steve JonesMore Here! »

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