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.