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Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger Depart 'The X Factor'; Paula Abdul Out Too?

Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Big changes at The X Factor.  Fox has confirmed to ABC News Radio that both host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger will not be returning to the music talent show for a second season.
Jone broke the news of his departure on Twitter, writing, "I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I've had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show."  Jones had been criticized for his “wooden” delivery on the show.

In an interview with The Mirror on Monday, show creator Simon Cowell said of Jones, “He got a lot of stick. I don’t think he did a bad job but, like America’s Got Talent, there is a Brit limit on the show.”

A source tells E! that Scherzinger decided not to return to the show because she "wants to focus on her music career.”  The source said Cowell has "given her his blessing."  

Paula Abdul may also be gone from the show. E! News reports Fox has informed Abdul that she will not be retained. A source says, "Simon wants to take the show in a different direction." If true, only Simon and L.A. Reid would return to the judges' panel.

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Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton Split

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton have reportedly broken up, according to People magazine.

The former Pussycat Doll and "Dancing with the Stars" winner started dating Lewis Hamilton, a Formula One World Championship winner, in 2008.

The couple had reportedly been having difficulty with a long-distance relationship.

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Nicole Scherzinger Replacing Cheryl Cole as Judge on 'The X Factor'?

Interscope Records/Universal Music Group(LOS ANGELES) -- The X Factor hasn't begun airing yet, yet already Nicole Scherzinger may be switching roles.

Though Scherzinger had been announced as one of the hosts of Simon Cowell's singing competition, she will now serve as a judge, replacing British pop star Cheryl Cole, according to

The website reports producers dropped Cole in part because they were concerned U.S. audiences wouldn't understand her rather thick British accent.  TMZ also says that Cole and judge Paula Abdul lacked chemistry with one another during auditions.

Scherzinger had been tapped to co-host The X Factor with British TV personality Steve Jones.  The other three judges are Cowell, Abdul and producer Antonio "L.A." Reid.

The show debuts on Fox this fall.

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Corbin Bleu, Nicole Scherzinger in Talks to Host 'The X Factor'

Interscope Records(NEW YORK) -- High School Musical star Corbin Bleu is in talks to become a co-host on Simon Cowell's upcoming show The X Factor, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Singer and past Dancing with the Stars champ Nicole Scherzinger is also reportedly close to signing on as a host.  L.A. Reid will serve as one of the judges, while Cheryl Cole and Paula Abdul are reportedly in the running to join him on the panel.

The roster of talent who will star on the show needs to be locked in soon -- The X Factor is slated to begin production on May 8.

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