Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez to Host ‘The X-Factor’

By ABC News

Oct 16, 2012 8:38pm

Another Kardashian has another TV gig: Khloe Kardashian has been confirmed as one of the new hosts of Fox’s “The X-Factor” along with “Saved by the Bell” alum and “Extra” host Mario Lopez.

Kardashian, star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the spin-off “Khloe & Lamar,” and Lopez will begin appearing on the reality competition midway through its current second season, joining  judges Britney Spears, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell.

The addition of Kardashian and Lopez to the reality competition show had been rumored for months. “The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out,” Cowell joked in Fox’s press release. “Mario and Khloé are our hosts. They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn’t be happier.”

“I’m so thrilled to become a part of ‘The X-Factor’ family,” Kardashian said. “I’ve been a big fan of the show and look forward to working with Simon and all of the judges. It’s going to be so much fun!”

“I’m very excited to be joining ‘The X-Factor team,’” Lopez said. “I love the show, and I’ve been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time. Khloé and I have been friends for years and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.”

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