Unlike Ryan Seacrest, who captured the hearts of America as host of American Idol, nobody really cares about X Factor host Steve Jones. Critics have slammed him as being "utterly irrelevant."
According to a source, "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."
Steve Jones' only job description is to look cute, read the contents of an envelope, and occasionally say things like "after the break!"
Somehow he managed to screw that up.
“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," says the source.
Rumors are that Nicole Scherzinger will take over as host, mostly because she's so emotional. Criticism for Jones was that he was too cold-hearted towards the contestants. Basically, he didn't hug Rachel Crow when she got voted off.
He says he couldn't comfort Rachel Crow because he had too many people yelling in his ear to shut up Paula Abdul.
"I feel terrible because I feel on occasions I'm coming across as rude and abrupt and that's really not me," says Jones.
Why doesn't Jones think really hard about all the wrong things he's been doing as host, and then do the opposite of that.
UPDATE: A rep for Jones tells People, "There have been absolutely no conversations about Steve Jones leaving The X Factor." And according to a show rep, "No discussions have been had and no decisions will be made about any contracts until the New Year." But we all know what that means. Mhm...