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‘X Factor’ Host Steve Jones: Season 2 Return Question; How Ryan Seacrest Set the Bar Too High (Video)

THR's panel of experts -- Joseph Kapsch, Shirley Halperin and Jethro Nededog -- weigh in on Jones' performance and chances of returning for a second season.

‘X Factor’: Host Steve Jones Won’t Be Back for Season 2, Say Sources (Report)

UPDATED: According to England's Daily Mirror, bad reviews led to the dashing Brit's alleged dismissal. The tab also puts forth the idea that judge Nicole Scherzinger could take over hosting duties.

‘X Factor’: 5 Redeeming Qualities of a Shirtless Steve Jones (Video)

The host reveals a different side of himself on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

‘X Factor’: Host Steve Jones Addresses Season 2 Return

Plus: Is a judge swap really in the works? Will the show have to curb its budget? Is the finale Vegas-bound? THR investigates the rumors surrounding "X Factor" 2.0.

‘X Factor’ Redux: Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Paula Abdul Break Down Elimination Night

Three of the show's four judges along with host Steve Jones dissect the events of Thursday's episode, which gave Marcus Canty another reprieve and sent Drew and Astro home.

‘X Factor’ Results: Who Had to Beat It on Michael Jackson Week?

Teenagers Astro and Drew Ryniewicz are sent packing in Thursday's double elimination.

‘X Factor’: Lakoda Rayne Member Gives Steve Jones the Silent Treatment, Calls Host’s Send-Off Comment ‘Offensive’

"The dream is over," Jones told the girls, prompting two Lakodas to "ninja-grip" the microphone and say it ain't so. Plus: mentor Paula Abdul weighs in.

Simon Cowell Picks Up Nearly 300K Twitter Followers in a Day

The "X Factor" judge, who joined the social networking site Wednesday afternoon, also has engaged in some friendly rivalry with Piers Morgan.

‘The X Factor’s’ Simon Cowell Joins Twitter

The judge sent out his first tweet Wednesday afternoon before the start of his show: "I know it's taken a while. It's really me!"

‘X Factor’ Showstopper: Paula Abdul Gets Cut Off by Host Steve Jones; Judges React

"I will never apologize for doing my job," Jones tells THR, while Adbul calls the moment "awkward."

‘X Factor’s’ First Live Show: A View From Inside

Which contestant got the loudest cheers? Who of the judges was ready to rumble? What was Tuesday night's most awkward moment? Its most triumphant? THR had a prime view of the Top 17's battle for…

‘The X Factor’: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid’s 10 Best Quotes From Thursday’s Show

"You were getting on my nerves when you were talking, but when you started singing, I wanted to slit my wrists," Reid tells one auditioner.