Paula Abdul, Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger all leave ‘X Factor' causing mass exodus

There will definitely be changes on Fox' The X Factor next season.

According to news reports, judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones have all left the show, which had consistently good ratings in its first season, but never reached the popularity of American Idol.

USA Today is among those reporting that Abdul and Scherzinger have followed Jones out the door. Jones reported his exit on Twitter on Monday.

Abdul was initially asked to join the show by X Factor executive producer and fellow judge and Idol cast mate Simon Cowell. Scherzinger replaced Cheryl Cole, who was brought over by Cowell from the British version of X Factor but left early on.

Jones called his departure "a shame" and added that he couldn't "complain as I've had a great time." He gave no reason why he wasn't returning.

Jones was originally slated to host X Factor alongside Scherzinger.

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