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Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones Out Of The X Factor!

January 31, 2012 08:00 AM by Ashley Lee

It’s not only the contestants who apparently get eliminated on The X Factor. Judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, along with host Steve Jones, will not be returning for the show’s second season. Read on for details about the triple elimination…all announced in a single day!

Steve Jones was the first to confirm his departure. He tweeted yesterday,”I wont be hosting next season’s X Factor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show.”

Then Nicole Scherzinger’s leave was announced. ”She wants to focus on her music career,” a source told E! News. “She’s spoken to Simon [Cowell] and he’s given her his blessing.”

The former Pussycat Doll is currently rehearsing for her upcoming European tour, which kicks off next month.

X Factor took a lot more of her time than she ever expected,” the source continued. “She didn’t have any time really to work on her music. She was doing X Factor six days a week.”

And finally, former American Idol judge Paula Abdul was informed that she too was getting the boot.

“She found out today,” says a show source. “At this point, the only ones staying are Simon and L.A. Reid.”

Another source confirmed the news. “Simon wants to take the show in a different direction,” says the insider.

Can you believe that ‘The X Factor’ has eliminated two judges and a host? Who do you think will replace them all?

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