In an announcement made late last night, X Factor host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger are out, and now there are rumors that Paula Abdul will be leaving the show shortly, too.

ABC News Radio confirmed with Fox that Steve and Nicole wouldn't be returning for the 2nd season of X Factor after seeing a tweet from Steve Jones saying,

I wont be hosting next season's X Factor, which is a shame but I can't complain as I've had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show."

Nicole decided to leave the X Factor because she wants to focus on her music career, a source told E! news.

Simon Cowell told the British paper, The Mirror, Steve Jones has "a lot of stick. I don't think he did a bad job, but, like America's Got Talent, there is a Brit limit on the show."

Now E! News has reported that Fox has informed Paula Abdul she will not be returning to the judges' table for Season 2.

With this much shake up, do you think X Factor has lost some of its credibility?

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