Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones have all been x-ed from the “X Factor.”
The first season’s host, Jones confirmed his departure on Twitter Monday afternoon. Fox confirmed Scherzinger’s exit also on Monday, and confirmation that fellow judge Adbul won’t be back is imminent, sources say.
It appears that the show’s producers were looking to make a clean sweep and are looking for new talent to replace the two axed judges and host.
The show scored very decent ratings, but hasn’t lived up to creator Simon Cowell’s expectations.
Cowell commented last summer that he hoped “X Factor” would top “American Idol” as the country’s top-rated show. How, it failed to gain viewers from the roughly 12.49 million who watched its September debut. “X Factor earned only half of Cowell’s “American Idol” ratings in its first season, which wrapped in December.