Steve Jones has a pop at Simon Cowell – says he was left ‘high and dry’ after X Factor USA

Steve doesn’t sound happy with Simon...


by Ellie Henman |
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When Steve Jones was given the chance to host The X Factor USA, the Welsh presenter grabbed the opportunity with both hands. But after being given the boot by Simon Cowell, Steve’s revealed he was left out in the cold.

In an interview with the Sun, Steve said he couldn’t believe his luck when he landed the gig but, in what appears to be a veiled warning, Steve had some words of advice for anyone working for Simon.

“I don’t have a relationship with Cowell,” he said. “Once you stop working with him, that’s it. I didn’t have much of a relationship with Simon when I was working with him. It would have been easier to be bitter about it, but it’s not who I am. I handled myself with grace.”

He added: “In TV things come and go and, when it went, I was left high and dry. It’s a case of, ‘Be careful what you wish for’.”


It wasn’t all bad for Steve though. He ended up meeting his future wife, Phylicia Jackson, while presenting the show.

Every cloud eh, Steve?


X Factor London auditions outfits

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Rochelle Humes

Mrs Humes looked amazing in her crisp white Iris + Ink playsuit teamed with leg-lengthening heels and a chic pony

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Rochelle Humes

Looking like she's stepped straight out of a '90s girl band in her cool American Apparel dungarees

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Chezza's loving her retro '60s vibes during the auditions so far, and her cute Miu Miu shift and matching pink heels look gorge on her

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl's Adam Lippes tuxedo dress may cost over £1k, but that's nothing compared to a lifetime of dry cleaning bills. Just beware of Nando's, eh Chez?

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Rita Ora

B*Witched would be soooo jealous of these denim co-ords. Rita continues to show off her risky fash sense on the red carpet

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Rita Ora

Poor Rita must've accidentally got stuck in a door or been attacked by a pack of dogs on the way to the auditions. We can think of no other possible explanation for that missing sleeve

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Caroline Flack

Working Beatnik chic in a cute striped top and leather mini

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Caroline Flack

Caz doesn't half love a boyish short and shirt combo. She picked up these snakey platforms for just £52 from Toppers!

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