It’s official: Steve Jones is leaving his hosting gig X-Factor.
The announcement follows reports that surfaced Monday morning, which quoted Simon Cowell hinting that Jones was out. Cowell told the Daily Mirror, “I don’t think he did a bad job but, like America’s Got Talent, there is a Brit limit on the show.” Jones is from Wales. Cowell is from England.
Jones confirmed the speculation Monday evening, when he tweeted about his impending departure—and that the choice to leave isn’t his: “I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show.”