Big news on The X Factor front. While we wait to find out if Britney Spears will sign on to host the upcoming second season of the show, we are learning today that Glee star Darren Criss has been offered the hosting gig on The X Factor. The former host, Steve Jones, was axed last year when the decision was made to get rid of him along with judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul. Today we are learning that Criss has been offered the hosting job … and he has already made a decision. Click below to find out if Darren Criss will be the new host of The X Factor.
Darren Criss is a very wanted young man. Not only is he one of the biggest stars to be hatched by Glee, but his last year included starring on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and filming a movie, Imogene, with Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening. And now I can exclusively reveal he was recently offered the hosting job at The X Factor … Mr. Criss politely declined the gig, according to a source. The Fox show’s original host, Steve Jones, was dumped for the upcoming second season as were judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. I’m told Criss decided not to join Simon Cowell & Co. because of his busy schedule, plus he’d rather spend his time singing and dancing than hosting. “They were after him,” a show insider said. “But there’s no way he could have done it with everything he has going on.” Reps for Criss and Fox did not comment for this story.
Aw man … what a bummer. I think Darren Criss would’ve made a fantastic host on The X Factor. It’s a shame that his bizzy schedule wouldn’t allow for him to take this job cuz I think he has the right kind of charisma and charm to really excel in a role as TV host. Now that Darren has said no, we have to wait until another name is revealed as possible X Factor host. Now that we know they are going for a Darren Criss type of host, do any of y’all have any guesses on who they might go after next?