Khloe Kardashian as X Factor USA host? We likey! Whilst Simon Cowell is still auditioning, he has confirmed that Khloe a front-runner.
Simon appeared with fellow judge Britney Spears on the Ellen De Generes show, discussing the new series of the show which started last night on US network, Fox.
‘We have screen-tested a load of people,’ he said. ‘I know who I would like, but no, I've got to get it approved by the network, so I think it would be wrong to say at this point just in case the network say no.’
Ellen asked Simon for three potential names of the host and he replied; ‘Well, it could be a Kardashian…. I think that would work.’
He added that whoever it was needed to have the right ‘chemistry’ and that ‘Khloe is definitely up there in the running.’ It’s almost as good as confirmed! Almost…
It’s no wonder Simon is taking his time over deciding who will present this year’s US X Factor. The viewing figures for last year’s debut were disappointing given the hype and success of the UK original. Before X Factor USA launched, Simon said it would be a failure if it got ratings below 20 million. The opening episode debuted with 12.4m and Fox says it now averages 13m per episode.
Ex T4 presenter Steve Jones hosted last year, with Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul as judges along with Simon and producing heavyweight L.A.Reid. All three were ditched as Simon decided to shake things up this year in a big way.
With Britney and Demi Lovato already generating huge buzz as judges, the pressure on the host is seriously on. If you ask Grazia, there’s only one woman up to the job – and it’s a Kardashian
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