X Factor USA’s Steve Jones Announces Departure

In what will come as a surprise to any fans of X Factor USA, today  the show’s host Steve Jones officially announce his departure from the show, after just one season.

Without further delay, get into his statement below…

Announcing the news on Twitter, he confessed:

I won’t 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.

This, following a report by ITN that the Welsh star would be axed from the show, after failing to captivate US audiences.

*Snap courtesy of David Fisher.

So what do you think?

Was Steve a good host?

Side note:
Who else thinks Nicole is next?

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  1. LAX January 30, 2012

    Good…….I couldnt stand him anyway…annoying

  2. FaithwthNoRelgn January 30, 2012

    I am not surprised. Many people found him to be utterly boring – and I am one of those people!

  3. Jordan January 30, 2012

    HOORAY! He was awful lol

  4. Jordan January 30, 2012

    And surprise? Sometimes he had the worst mannerisms and attitude that I’ve seen in an American talent competition…it was only a matter of time

  5. dede January 30, 2012


  6. Sam January 30, 2012

    Saw this coming a mile off. It’s a shame, it’s not that bad. But because of his accent he had to concentrate on announcing every frigging syllable! It made him sound so wooden. Oh well! Stick to the UK Steve! I would love to see Mariah Carey presenting it!

  7. Dunno January 30, 2012

    Thank goodness! He was by far the worst part of the show. I watched the YouTube videos instead of the live show to skip through his awkwardness.

  8. why you mad? January 30, 2012

    This dude was a horrible host on x factor USA. I can’t count how many times I cringed at how bad his hosting skills were. Lol. I wish him the best of luck in Europe though.

  9. Kathy January 30, 2012

    Nick Cannon??

  10. MISHKA January 30, 2012

    He is handsome but he was too uptight. They need someone who can let loose from time to time.

  11. ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( iMusic ) January 30, 2012

    I don’t know if it is gonna be ONLY me , but i think he is the coolest Host ever !!

    and he is so f*****’ cool too.

    he is Coolness. 😉

  12. Burst Yur Bubble January 30, 2012

    … and how was this a “surprise”? LOL

  13. Mr Bradshaw January 30, 2012

    see ya! wouldnt wanna be ya!

  14. Ciara is a superstar January 30, 2012

    I am not surprised because he was not good on the show. I’m glad he is not coming back because he was so stiff & boring. This guy has no personality.

    They should get Damion & Vanessa from the former TRL show. They were both good on MTV ….. especially Damion.

  15. T January 30, 2012

    I saw this coming when the show aired.He was boring, Dry, and didn’t connect with the judges or the audience. Give it to Nick Cannon.

  16. Nic January 30, 2012

    This news isn’t shocking honestly. I’m not one of those people who come online and be negative but like I said on the XFACTOR USA Vids on Youtube. He came across as totally obnoxious; usually cutting across the judges and hushing the crowd. I know he had to do his job but he could’ve done it in a better manner. As he was not too bad when he hosted ITV’s a Night With Beyonce. Anyways, Here’s to his continued success in the future.

  17. GaGa, Rihanna, Beyonce—–All Others pale into insignificance January 31, 2012

    yaaaayyyyyyy !!! lol Grapejuice this aint no surprise to xfactor USA fans

    I’ll never forget him saying “Off you go” to Marcus

  18. number1k9 January 31, 2012


    He was horrible and the peoples opinion was heard! He sucked, terrible host. Funny to think Simon had intially said something like this about him, “He’s tall, dark, handsom, everything oppisite of Ryan [Seacrest]”

    Yeah cause Ryan,even if you think he was a terrible host in the past, he has become a pretty decent-good host!

  19. number1k9 January 31, 2012

    @ Ciara Is A Superstar

    YES! ! ! I LOVED Damien Fahey he was the best TRL host, prob even better than Carson Daly! And Vanessa Minillo (who now introcudes herself as Jessica Lachey -which I hate! ! !) was their best female host! ! !

    GREAT IDEA! ! ! Def better than the rumor of Khole Kardashian! Or moving Nicole BACK to hosting duties!

    WHO REMEMBERS WHEN STEVE JONES said to Lakoda Rayne, now that your dreams are over, how does it feel? And one member said, first of all, our dreams are not over… He was SUCH a d***!

  20. Teacher January 31, 2012

    Paula and Nicole are also leaving

  21. Dev January 31, 2012

    Its all good, as long as they don’t ship that piece of wood back to the UK

  22. why you mad? January 31, 2012

    @thatgrapejuice yeah this was no surprise to anyone in the United States. Lol The dude was just too stiff and at times seemed very rude to the judges and even the contestants. I hated how he used to cut off the judges….

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