Paul Brittain, Everyone from X-Factor Leaving

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Featured player Paul Brittain is leaving the cast of Saturday Night Live effective immediately, Entertainment Weekly reports. Mr. Brittain will be most fondly remembered for his inept sex-ed tutor character; sources told EW that the parting was “amicable.”

Last night, another show shed some weight as well–Idol rival The X-Factor, which struggled in its stated mission to dominate the ratings, cast off its host, Steve Jones, and one judge, Nicole Scherzinger, who had herself been cast as a co-host before a shake-up last year placed her in the judge’s seat. Reports indicate that Ms. Scherzinger’s fellow judge Paula Abdul may also have been fired. We’d suggest Paul Brittain as a fill-in host next season, but he apparently left Saturday Night Live for nebulous “other projects,” so we’ll leave him to it!