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Steve Jones Axed from 'X Factor'?

Welsh stunner Steve Jones is getting axed as host of X Factor, UK's Mirror tabloid is reporting:

EllenMy source says: “Steve keeps saying that living in LA is a dream come true. He loves the weather and the women, and he loves working on X Factor – it’s just a shame that the US public has not warmed to him. He got terrible reviews from critics when he started and things haven’t got better. There have been mistakes and he just doesn’t seem to have the knack for dealing with contestants. The executives at Fox have already decided not to renew his contract and so, short of a miracle happening, it is pretty much a done deal that he will not take part next season.”

His worst moment came earlier this month, when Rachel Crow, 13, sank to the floor in tears live on air as Steve told her she’d been eliminated.

The host first crouched down, then stood around looking awkward after Simon Cowell and Rachel’s mother rushed on stage to console the distraught teenager.

Well maybe this will free him up to show off more of the talents that he does have.

Like the one he displayed on Ellen, which bears repeating, AFTER THE JUMP...

UPDATE: A rep for Jones denies the report: "There have been absolutely no conversations about Steve Jones leaving The X Factor. No discussions have been had and no decisions will be made about any contracts until the New Year."

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  1. He looks hot and it would be a very stupid decision to take him off the air.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 20, 2011 9:59:13 AM


  2. But he is the best part of the show.

    Posted by: S. | Dec 20, 2011 10:19:37 AM


  3. Maybe Brian Dunkleman's available?

    Posted by: endo | Dec 20, 2011 10:27:59 AM


  4. Take Nicole with you!

    Posted by: Gregoire | Dec 20, 2011 10:41:25 AM


  5. Damn, does that mean he's coming back to Britain?

    Posted by: sylvatica | Dec 20, 2011 10:52:36 AM


  6. If your worst failing is that you don't know how to fake sympathy for some bratty little show-biz tween, you're doing OK.

    Posted by: Glenn | Dec 20, 2011 11:00:26 AM


  7. "His worst moment came earlier this month, when Rachel Crow, 13, sank to the floor in tears live on air as Steve told her she’d been eliminated.

    The host first crouched down, then stood around looking awkward after Simon Cowell and Rachel’s mother rushed on stage to console the distraught teenager."

    Let's see. who would have done better at handling that? - Ms. Seacrest would have reminded her that she could have her own show on E!, Numbnuts from AGT would have done a silly dance around her, Carson Daily would have hummed a few bars of a show tune. Good Lord!!! The kid had a melt-down and IF they had looked at the video - Steve was dealing with the producers yelling into his ear in the earpiece! I agree with S. He was the best thing of the show - which sadly, isn't saying much!!!

    Posted by: WDS | Dec 20, 2011 11:24:46 AM


  8. He should fire his publicist or agent what ever they are called these days and hire...me!

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Dec 20, 2011 11:26:02 AM


  9. Really? Was that Rachel Crow "moment" considered a low point for Steve? I didn't think so. Maybe it was a low point for Rachel Crow who threw a tantrum on TV. Steve got up in Nicole Sherzinger's face about her influence on Rachel's elimination - I thought that was ballsy. But then again, I think I'm the only person watching this show. If anyone, I would think they would recast either LA Reid or Nicole.

    Posted by: Truth | Dec 20, 2011 12:58:50 PM


  10. I wonder how much of the decision was based on his interview with Ellen, where he mocked Paula and complained about the producers yelling in his ear all the time. Valid complaints but not ones to make on a nationally viewed talk show.

    Posted by: KP | Dec 20, 2011 1:23:45 PM


  11. that's ridiculous. he comes across as the only sincere person on that show.

    Posted by: Brian M | Dec 20, 2011 1:48:27 PM


  12. I thought it was Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols.

    Posted by: John Ozed | Dec 20, 2011 7:36:32 PM


  13. If I want to watch some mindless man-candy, I can go download a Sean Cody video.

    So yeah, Steve can hit the road... shirtless, I hope.

    Posted by: Drew | Dec 20, 2011 8:31:01 PM


  14. Please axe Nicole instead and bring back Cheryl Cole.

    Posted by: Waynesf | Dec 20, 2011 11:02:15 PM


  15. I think he is hot and one of the reasons I enjoy watching the X factor. It sure isn't for the way the contestants get to there positions. The right ones never get enough credit but Steve tries to do his best to console. Don't take Steve off of the show!

    Posted by: Pattyd | Dec 22, 2011 10:31:27 PM


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