X Factor Hosts Confirmed: Steve Jones Joins Nicole Scherzinger
So much for Corbin Bleu, the previously speculated co-host of The X Factor. Allegedly, Nicole Scherzinger rejected Bleu over his youthful looks so Simon Cowell had to come up with someone new. That someone new was X Factor UK guest judge Steve Jones. Deadline has all the details:
Multi-talented performer and chart-topping artist Nicole Scherzinger and British TV personality Steve Jones will host THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX. Scherzinger, who recently served as a guest judge on the U.K. version of “The X Factor,” is a singer, songwriter and performer and Jones began his career as a fashion model and has gone on to host some of the U.K.’s biggest TV shows.
From the auditions right through to the live performance shows, the duo will follow the contestants and judges onstage and backstage to share the raw emotions and electrifying performances with viewers at home every week.
“These two are going to be great together,” said Simon Cowell. “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.”
It’s a little surprising that they’ve brought over so many players from the UK version, but I guess you go with what you know works even if that means your audience doesn’t know them. What do you think of the hosting duo of Nicole and Steve?
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