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Steve Jones Has the X-Factor: VIDEO


Meet the Welsh morsel that is Steve Jones who is the host of the upcoming U.S. version of X-Factor. I've posted about hims several times before (without the clothes), which you can check out at the links below.

His intro video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Former Versace Model Steve Jones Wishes He Had the Gay in Him [tr]
Steve Jones Takes on Equus [tr]
British Presenter Has His Way with Jake Shears [tr]

(clip via ed kennedy at afterelton)

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  1. Yum! I will watch just to see him!

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 2, 2011 12:41:07 PM

  2. Where's my Dermot?! Or even Olly Murs who has been kicking ass as the new host of Xtra Factor. Sure this guy looks good, but seriously, he's wooden and I just can't see him being relatable. Above all, the audience has to relate to the host and feel like that person represents them.

    Posted by: downtownla | Sep 2, 2011 12:57:21 PM

  3. XXX-Factor is more like it. The boy is fine!

    Posted by: Drew | Sep 2, 2011 1:20:41 PM

  4. Oh my, jump to the 00:56-second mark in the video.

    Posted by: Drew | Sep 2, 2011 1:25:36 PM

  5. @DowntownLA... Wooden? If you've actually seen him in action and still call him wooden, then you don't know what the word means. Steve Jones is extremely personable and relatable. That little interview clip isn't even representative by half

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 2, 2011 1:30:06 PM

  6. I love him and I'm saving myself for him. He is my everything.

    Posted by: David | Sep 2, 2011 1:57:36 PM

  7. I'm quarter Welsh, so "DIBS", he's mine.

    Posted by: Mike in Asheville | Sep 2, 2011 2:10:44 PM

  8. No offense to Mr Jones, but does every other American reality show have to have a cliche Euro host? It's really tired.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Sep 2, 2011 2:47:11 PM

  9. @Brian In Texas ... You know what's really tired? People spouting unfounding nonsense. "every other American reality show"? Care to name a few?

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 2, 2011 3:06:19 PM

  10. *** hmm... typo - "unfoundED" of course. *sigh*

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 2, 2011 3:07:25 PM

  11. @RJ
    THree just off the top of my head....

    America's Got Talent all three judges are foreign.

    The Amazing Race - Foreign Host

    Love in the Wild - Foreign Host

    Posted by: Tim NC | Sep 2, 2011 3:14:25 PM

  12. Gorgeous hunk with a delicious accent and everything else lol

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 2, 2011 3:19:31 PM

  13. Cat Deeley on So You Think You Can Dance.

    Although, I love her and she is really endearing.

    I just feel that they could have chosen an interesting former pop star, or an out of work American tv personality. But, nah, they went for the cliche random Euro dude.

    I'll still check out the show though.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Sep 2, 2011 3:32:05 PM

  14. @Tim NC ... Brian was referring to hosts imported from Europe. AGT has always been hosted by an American - Regis, Jerry Springer and now Mr. Mariah Carey himself, Nick Cannon.

    Phil Keoghan's from New Zealand, not Europe.

    Love In The Wild is not exactly a high profile show. The host Darren McMullen, though born in Scotland, was raised in Australia and now lives in L.A. So take from that what you will.

    @Brian In Texas ... You named 1 British host. Btw, though you specified European, it's probably Britain you mean, being English-speaking and all.

    How about the reality shows that get the biggest ratings? AI, Survivor, the aforementioned AGT, Top Chef, Project Runway, Big Brother, America's Next Top Model, The Biggest Loser, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The Apprentice, Dancing With The Stars?

    How many of those have European hosts? None of them.

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 2, 2011 3:56:05 PM

  15. I should add The Bachelor/Bachelorette.

    Anyway, Steve Jones is hardly cliche. You'll see.

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 2, 2011 3:57:41 PM

  16. @RJ... well, I was just expanding on the complaint. Why is it that so many American shows now rely on "foreign" "talent"? Not just European and not just hosts.

    Is America so lacking it talent that the Osborne clan needs to appear on so many, many TV shows? Sharon is on two and Kelly is on one that I can think of.

    How many foreign TV shows use Americans as hosts and judges?

    Posted by: Tim NC | Sep 2, 2011 4:55:09 PM

  17. Now that is one beautiful looking man.

    Posted by: jaragon | Sep 2, 2011 6:05:27 PM

  18. I wonder if the total and abject humiliation of exposing my complete lack of singing ability in front of a national audience would be worth a hug from him ?

    Posted by: Nyrkr | Sep 2, 2011 6:42:00 PM

  19. Project Runway is hosted by Heidi Klum, who I believe is European (German) and Super Nanny and Kitchen Nightmare are hosted by Brits. The Apprentice is hosted by some alien from a different planet, but I don't know which one.

    Posted by: downtownla | Sep 2, 2011 7:30:52 PM

  20. He's OK but nothing special. As for The X Factor, isn't it one of Simon Cowell's babies? I tend to avoid anything by Simon Cowell.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 2, 2011 10:04:31 PM

  21. @DowntownLA ... Heidi Klum became a naturalized American citizen in 2008, just so she could vote for Obama.

    @Tim NC ... People of many nationalities come to the U.S. to try to make it in the entertainment business. Presumably if they're successful, that must mean they're able to get the ratings (tv) or sell the tickets (films and stage). It's not a recent phenomenon. America's Sweetheart, Mary Pickford, was actually Canadian.

    I guess tv viewers must like the Osbornes. However, when talking about reality tv shows, the word "talent" should be taken with a huge grain of salt. NBC's The Voice has Carson Daly as the host

    I don't think Americans in general tend to search outside their country for entertainment career success. A couple of notable exceptions are the Backstreet Boys (made it big in Europe and Canada before being accepted at home) and Scissor Sisters.

    David Hasselhoff WAS a judge on the 5th season of Britain's Got Talent but was apparently was not re-hired for next year.

    Posted by: RJ | Sep 2, 2011 10:29:56 PM

  22. I'm a Brit, and we are innundated with American culture. So I'm always pleased when you lot are forced to hear a voice that isn't American. Some of you can be very inward looking and self-absorbed at times (more of you need to get yourselves passports and explore the rest of the world). Think yourselves lucky that you've got Steve Jones.

    Posted by: Keithy | Sep 3, 2011 7:09:25 AM

  23. Wow, that is one hunk of a man. Sexy as hell and the accent is adorable.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Sep 3, 2011 9:50:33 AM

  24. @RJ How do these "entertainers" from other lands get work visas for the US? I was always under the impression that for a foreigner to obtain a work visa and employment here they and their employer must first prove that there was not a US citizen who was able to do the job and would accept the job.

    Posted by: Tim NC | Sep 3, 2011 10:30:40 AM

  25. Why isn't there an outcry by the American theatrical unions about all of these foreigners taking the really "good" jobs in the USA - all this whining about the illegals coming her to pick vegetables, clean hotel rooms, do landscaping, pick up roadside trash - jobs that pay nothing and that nobody wants anyway - while Piers Morgan (2 TV shows, 1 radio show), Sharon Osbourne (2 TV shows), Howie Mandel (1 show + new one coming), Simon Cowell (2 shows as producer + one on camera), etc., etc., etc., are hauling in MILLIONS of dollars.

    Posted by: Tyron | Sep 3, 2011 4:11:48 PM

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