X Factor USA host Steve Jones has been ‘to hell and back’

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X Factor USA host Steve Jones has been speaking about his experience hosting the show in America.

Jones – who was hand picked by Simon Cowell to host the first season on X Factor USA – says that it has been difficult at times.

The Welshman said: “I was overwhelmed with excitement about doing the job. But I’ll be honest, I’ve been taken aback. It’s been a lot more pressure than I expected, a lot more emotional. ”

“I’ve been critiqued to hell and back throughout the press and throughout the entire process of people watching it.”

“Maybe I was a little naive; I wasn’t expecting it to be so black-and-white. Half the people hate what I’m doing and half the people love what I’m doing.”

“I suppose that’s kind of what you want. But I wanna be liked by people, so it can be a little bit upsetting when people say hurtful things. If you can’t handle it, go home and hide under your bed.”

As for what the future may hold Steve is hopeful that he will be back for the 2012 series of the show.

He continued: “I can’t even expect to see myself on the show just yet. I haven’t had that conversation.”

“Hopefully I’m involved in the second season! I’ve had a whale of a time doing the first season.”

“But I’m sure we’ll look at the first season as a gigantic pilot that’ll become more refined.”

“We’ll know exactly what we want to get across in the second season, we’ll go in there with a clear view of what we need to do.”

As for the first season, Melanie Amaro was announced as the winner last night, meaning that Simon was victorious with his act.

The 19-year-old now has a $5million recording contract after winning more votes than Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene in the final.

Alice Langley
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