X Factor USA: Simon Cowell confirms the new series will have two hosts
As fans of The X Factor USA will know, in the show’s debut series, Steve Jones’ hosting skills were somewhat slated, unfairly I thought, but when the series ended, it was revealed that he wasn’t going to be invited back this year…
However, as both Dermot and Nicole are signed up to X Factor UK this year, they have of course been discounted as contenders.
But today, Entertainmentwise confirm the Simon Cowell has revealed the show will have two hosts when it returns to our screens in the autumn.
Simon said, “I want to work with a boy and girl and I definitely think this is a role for two people…”
However, he wouldn’t – or couldn’t – reveal who would get the jobs, saying, “I can’t say who it is – but they have narrowed it down to 5 people.
“As far as I’m concerned, and I don’t think it’s going to change, it will be a boy and girl and neither of them will have hosted before.”
He went on to say, “If you count, which I did, over a two hour show, we separated what the host says on his own and it’s 12 minutes and a lot of that is quite boring information.
“There are ways of saying things a bit more interesting and I think it will make sense if I do what I want to do.
“There are ways of relaying information that doesn’t become like a news readers role. You have to get over a lot of information.
“When the hosts are facing four judges, I think it’s very intimidating and you don’t have that backup and I think you need another opinion. We started Idol with two people.
“What happened in America is that it ended up with one because they didn’t get the right second person.
“I always thought it was a two person job.”
It’s expected that an announcement about the show’s new hosts will be made within the next couple of weeks.