Steve Jones, current host of Fox’s The X-Factor may have to look for another job sooner than he thought.
Executive Producers of Fox’s newest reality show The X-Factor have had the reputation of replacing of people alreadyattached to the show and re-tool things if something wasn’t working right. Originally, British pop singer Cheryl Cole was supposed to be on the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid. Once producers and Fox executives saw that Cole wasnt being received well by the audience during the audition rounds, they decided to let her go and replace her with former Pussycat Dolls leading lady Nicole Scherzinger (who was originally slated to co-host). Now, Steve Jones, a UK TV presenter who is a virtual unknown to the American TV audience, may be next to go if he can’t find a way to get the American audience to warm up to him too.
According to UK’s Heat Magazine, Jones may have to find new work soon as producers are working quickly to find a replacement for him, and his replacement could come as soon as this season. The X-Factor wants a female host this time around (maybe to distinguish itself more from Fox’s other talent show, American Idol).
The big names that have been rumored to be Jones’ replacement are Cat Deeley, the Emmy nominated host of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, and Khloe Kardashian. E! News anchor Giuilana Rancic was also rumored to be in the running as the new host (and probably would have been the best choice), but after her recent announcement that she will be going into treatment for her recently diagnosed breast cancer, she probably isn’t looking to take on anymore high-profile jobs.
Maybe this will be the big hint that Fox shouldn’t be casting foreign personalities on their American shows. Yes, they may be sensations all across Europe, but this is the proof that American’s want to see the personalities they already know and love on their TV screens.