In honor of “The X Factor” finally premiering on Fox, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s Man Crush to the show’s delicious host. He’s been called the British Ryan Seacrest, but I think that’s a disservice to him. Steve Jones is much more than that and a thousand times hotter. Plus he has a sexy accent- Welsh one at that. Jones was originally tapped to co-host the show along with Nicole Scherzinger, but became sole host when Scherzinger replaced Cheryl Cole on the judging panel. Speaking of which, I sorta dug Cole on the panel. She’s adorable and I had no problems understanding her Geordie accent. So much for those rumors that her accent did her in. But enough about them, let’s get to know Jones more.

He was born Stephen Ashton Jones (how British is that name) in Rhondda Wales in 1977. With his bone structure, it was only natural he began his career as a model and appeared in magazines like Esquire. It didn’t take long before he transitioned into presenting. His first big gig was working on a show called “The Pop Factory Awards”. He entranced viewers so much, Channel 4 (a popular station) snatched him up and immediately put him to work. This experience led to bigger things and eventually landed him on BBC.

Jones is such a celebrity in his homeland, that he’s often the subject of gossip fodder. His potential love interests regularly dominate tabloid headlines. He’s been linked to Paris Hilton, Natalia Imbruglia and Pamela Anderson to name a few. He’s definitely known to love the ladies and vice versa. Who can blame them? Check out a few shirtless pics of him below and you’ll see why. He’s definitely the X in “The X Factor“.

After visiting London several times, I’ve definitely developed a liking to British men. I meant bloke. That’s the right term, right?

Looks handsome casual and dressed up. Hope he’s as “versatile” in other aspects as well. LOL.

Working that Clark Kent stripper thing out. Me likey.

Who knew he was hiding lots of furry sexiness underneath that suit he wears on “The X Factor”.

Looking sexy and beefy in a Lacoste shirt.

Looking even better without a Lacoste shirt on.

He looks awfully comfortable holding a dildo, doesn’t he?

Bangs down or bangs down?

One more gratuitous shirtless pic never hurt anyone.