Khloe Kardashian Now the Favorite to Land ‘X Factor’ Hosting Job
Of all the wannabe hosts who completed screen tests for ‘X Factor,’ none won over the show’s producers like Khloe Kardashian, who is now the favorite to win the hosting job, according to TMZ (via ScreenCrush).
“There’s at least an 85% chance she’ll get the job,” claims a source with knowledge of the process. Producers were blown away with the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ reality star’s audition. They say she’s by far the best female who applied and probably the best candidate overall.
FOX execs are evidently cheering hard for Khloe to get the job, given that they are aiming to secure a younger audience this season after bringing on Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judging panel. Cowell had previously said he wants two hosts, one male and one female, so Kardashian may be sharing hosting duties with some lucky fellow.
TMZ speculates that an official announcement of who will replace Steve Jones as host may not come until next month when the live shows begin airing, but others have reported that the decision will be finalized by Tuesday, Sept. 11, when the entire cast gathers for the Season 2 premiere party at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.