Glee’s Darren Criss has been offered X Factor hosting gig! Marc Malkin at E! News exclusively revealed that Criss was recently offered the hosting job at The X Factor. The Fox show’s original host, Steve Jones, was dumped for the upcoming second season as were judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

Mr. Criss politely declined the job, according to a source. Malkin reported that Criss decided not to join Simon Cowell & Co. because of his busy schedule, plus he’d  rather spend his time singing and dancing than hosting. “They were after him,” a show insider said. “But there’s no way he could have done it with everything he has going on.”

Reps for Criss and Fox did not comment for this story.

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