Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones Leaving X Factor

Entertainment Jan. 31, 2012 AT 9:07AM
Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones Leaving X Factor Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images(2); John Shearer/

Monday was pink slip day at X Factor.

As confirmed to Us Weekly by a network rep, the FOX reality competition's host Steve Jones will not be returning for season two, nor will mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

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"I won't be hosting next seasons X Factor which is a shame but I cant complain as I've had a great time," handsome Welshman Jones tweeted Monday. "Good luck to everyone on the show."

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Jones and singer Scherzinger aren't the only departing stars; judge Paula Abdul (who first traded barbs with executive producer and fellow judge Simon Cowell on American Idol) is also leaving, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

Claims Deadline: "None of the three left on their own accord," adding that the show's producers were "cleaning house."

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