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Darren Criss Turns Down 'X Factor' Hosting Gig Because of Busy Schedule

March 15, 2012 (3:47 am) GMT
The Blaine Anderson of 'Glee' has reportedly been offered to headline the U.S. version of 'The X Factor', but a source says 'there's no way he could have done it with everything he has going on.'
Darren Criss

was wanted to join the second season of "", so E! Online reported. The star of Broadway play "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" has allegedly been offered a hosting gig on the -created reality show, but he "politely declined the gig," a source said.

"They were after him," a so-called insider on the show revealed. His busy schedule was said to have prevented him from taking the job with the insider claiming, "There's no way he could have done it with everything he has going on."

Criss is currently starring as Blaine Anderson on "". He was upped to a regular in season 3 after recurring in season 2. He has additionally appeared as a guest mentor on "" season 1.

The U.S. version of "" will feature two co-hosts after firing first season's host Steve Jones. The show is additionally looking for two new judges to replace and .

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