Bad news for fans of good looking but awkward British TV hosts. Steve Jones is officially out as the host of the The X Factor.

And if you have a penchant for word garbling, slightly deranged female judges there’s more bad news – Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul have also been shown the door too!

Wow, what a day, as Simon Cowell and the Fox network cleaned house on last year’s semi-successful X Factor debut.

Let’s be honest – we all knew Jones was on the way out. The Welsh host was so utterly hopeless in his role – stiff, awkward, unfriendly and generally just way out of his depth – it was obvious from the first few episodes that his days were numbered.