When X Factor returns to Fox in the fall, there will be some dramatic changes to the cast. According to insiders with the show, X Factor season two in the U.S. will air return without judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Host Steve Jones will also reportedly be ditched for the next season.
Sources close to the show first leaked the news of the outings at X Factor on Monday night. First the news seeped out that X Factor host Steve Jones would not be returning for the second season. Then the gossip mill flared up even hotter with rumors that both Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul would be out as well in a firing â€œbloodbathâ€ at the show due to low ratings and heavy criticism of the first season.