Piers Morgan will be airing an interview with The X Factor host Steve Jones. The ex-model and occasional actor apparently has a reputation for being a player. No shock there. Perhaps a bit more surprising is his response to Morgan’s questioning of his reputation.
Morgan had a typically catty response when asked by a Twitter user about who Jones was: “No idea. Had him thrown off my set yesterday for lewd conduct.”
Some sources are speculating that the whole thing is a ruse for ratings. Piers gained notoriety for a walk-off early this year by Christine O’Donnell. It is unusual that the host of The X Factor can’t manage to hold it together for an interview on CNN, but can manage to deal with throngs of legitimately offensive auditioners.
Viewers can make their own judgment when the interview airs this Friday.