Steve Jones (born 16 March 1977) is a Welsh television presenter. He was the host of season 1 of The X Factor USA. During his time on the show, he was frequently accused of being rude and appearing stiff while on camera despite his years of experience as a television host in the UK. On January 30, 2012, it was announced that Jones, along with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, would not be returning to the show for its second season. Jones later joined the popular US entertainment news program Entertainment Tonight.