February 01, 2012 11:00 AM by Shayla Perry
The cast of The X Factor will definitely look a lot different when the show returns for its second season now that it’s been confirmed that Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steve Jones won’t be coming back. Reportedly, Scherzinger voluntarily left the FOX reality program to focus on her own singing career, and Jones was given the boot, but is it true that Paula was also fired, or did she quit?
“Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to The X Factor next season,” Abdul said in a statement to Access Hollywood on Tuesday (January 31), seemingly hinting that she was asked to leave the show.
“I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations,” she continues. “Simon and I, along with FOX and Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation.
“Simon [Cowell] is, and will remain and dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at FOX and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for The X Factor to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.”
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