‘Wipeout’ Co-Host Reveals She and Nick Lachey Were Rejected for ‘X Factor’ Job — ‘They Went With a British Guy’

Dec 29, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"Wipeout" co-host Vanessa Lachey tells the New York Post that both she had her husband, Nick Lachey, auditioned for the job of "The X Factor" host, but they were both turned down.

“They went with a British guy [Steve Jones],” she noted. There is some speculation, as previously reported, that Jones will soon leave the show.

Vanessa Lachey said she’s not interested in taking another run at the “X Factor” job, telling the publication, “I’m happy where I’m at.”

"Winter Wipeout" returns to ABC Jan. 8, the story notes. In the show, Lachey provides commentary and interviews with contestants who are trying to navigate a giant obstacle course.

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