Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones axed from X Factor

The US version of the talent show is set for a big shake-up

Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones have been given the chop from the US X Factor, it’s been confirmed.

Jones, 34, won’t be returning as the show’s host and he revealed the news himself via his Twitter account.

Last night he wrote: ‘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.’ (sic)

It was then later announced by Fox, which broadcasts the reality show, that Scherzinger would also be leaving.

The 34-year-old former Pussycat Doll was originally supposed to host the singing competition along with Jones but was pulled in as a judge to replace Cheryl Cole at the last minute. 

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It’s also been reported that another judge, Paula Abdul, is to exit the show, leaving just Simon Cowell and LA Reid from the existing panel.

A shake-up up was always expected after the first season of the X Factor pulled in some disappointing ratings and failed to match up to the successful American Idol.

Do you think Steve and Nicole should have been axed from the X Factor? Did you think they did a good job on the show? Let us know in the comment box below…

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