Rumor has it that Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian have been tapped to host this season of “The X Factor USA”. They will be taking the hosting spot that was previously taken by Steve Jones, who hosted the first season of the show.
Simon Cowell had previously noted that he wanted both a woman and a man in the hosting spots, so it looks like he’s getting his way for the live shows! Do you think Khloe and Mario will make good hosts? They are both definitely people persons, so that definitely works in their favor.
Previously, Khloe has spoken of taking a job hosting a show. She revealed, “I’ve always wanted to do hosting or talk-show hosting, so it’s definitely something that I would love to do and would be honored to do. To be on such a huge show like that with those judges, I would have so much fun doing that.”
The two are said to be currently in the process of finalizing their deals to appear on the show. The announcement is said to be coming sometime this week. TMZ reports:
We’re told the duo’s salaries will add millions on top of an already enormous talent budget … with Britney Spears in the lead at $15 mil.
Khloe and Mario will debut in November.
Do you think they will do a good job with the budding talent this season? Can they handle the pressures of cutting off the judges if they run over their allotted times? Remember, Steve Jones cited that as an issue when he commented that the show’s producers were always yelling in his ear? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!