It looks like Simon Cowell is cleaning out the house. Just a day after it was confirmed that Steve Jones will not be returning as host for the second season of ‘The X Factor,’ Paula Abdul has confirmed today (January 31) that she herself will not be returning as well.
In an official statement, Abdul said, “Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to The X Factor next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations.”
“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 is, and will remain a 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.”
Rumors are also swirling that Nicole Scherzinger will not be returning for a second season.
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