Steve Jones Stops By ‘Extra,’ Reps Deny Rumors About ‘X-Factor’ Firing

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Steve Jones cotinued to charm as rumors were set ablaze over an article in London’s Daily Mirror, which claimed that Jones was not invited back for another season of The X-Factor.  “There have been mistakes and he just doesn’t seem to have the knack for dealing with contestants,” the tabloid reads (via The Hollywood Reporter).  “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.”

Not so, says Jones’ reps, who flat-out deny the report.  “The Mirror Story is a fabrication that we would have corrected had we been called for comment,” the statement read.  “There have been absolutely no conversations about Steve Jones Leaving The X Factor. 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.”

Another rumor is that Nicole Scherzinger will replace Jones as host instead of coming back as a judge.  At this point, everything is just that: a rumor.

The dashing Jones stopped by The Grove to tape a segment for Extra with Terri Seymour today (December 20th) in Los Angeles.

Do you think Jones should remain on the show, or would you like to see someone else host The X-Factor?