'The X Factor' rep: No discussions about Steve Jones leaving
By Reality TV World staff, 12/21/2011
The X Factor has denied a U.K. report that host Steve Jones is unlikely to return for next year's second season of the Fox reality singing competition.
"No discussions have been had and no decisions will be made about any contracts until the New Year," a show representative toldPeople.
According to a report in Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, Fox executives have already decided not to renew Jones' The X Factor's contract.
"The executives at Fox have already decided not to renew his contract and so, short of a miracle happening, it is pretty much a done deal that he will not take part next season," a source told the newspaper.
Jones' representative also denied the report to People, terming it a "a fabrication."
"There have been absolutely no conversations about Steve Jones leaving The X Factor," the rep said. "Steve is very happy with the outcome of this season... and he looks forward to being back and discovering more talent in the New Year."