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Simon Cowell: Two Hosts on 'X Factor' Next Season

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Feb 22, 2012 | 3:17pm EST

Simon CowellSimon Cowell has announced that the sophomore season of his Fox series The X Factor will include not one but two hosts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Says Cowell: "What we’ve learned from the show is you’ve got so much information you have to relay as one person. And I think that it’s almost impossible to have one person doing the hosting job. You’ve got to give out so much information now, the telephone lines, the integration of the sponsors. I mean, they’re like newscasters now, these hosts. It’s a much, much bigger role."

The news comes less than a month after it became clear that shake-ups were in store -- including the somewhat unsurprising loss of season 1's host, Steve Jones -- on the heels of the first season's relatively middling ratings.

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