Well, it’s finally official; Khloe and Mario will be co-hosting the X Factor once it goes live in November. The rumors had been out there awhile, but now everything has been signed and it’s all official. Sources say that the people behind X Factor wanted to go safe with the hosts; especially after taking such a big risk on Britney Spears.
TMZ reports that the Khloe deal almost didn’t get done because E! and FOX couldn’t work out a deal that would allow Khloe to appear on both of the networks. X Factor was just about to give up on Khloe, but Kris Jenner came in and saved the day. She allegedly stepped in over everybody involved and made both networks sit down and work out a deal.
Both Khloe and Mario have released statements on their new gigs. You can read them down below…
“Hi loves. I’m sure you’ve been hearing the rumors and I’m SO excited that I can finally confirm the news — I am joining the X Factor as co-host with Mario Lopez. I’m a huge fan of the show so I literally fell over in my chair when I heard that I was being considered for this role.” Khloe wrote on her blog.
Mario Lopez released his own statement and had this to say,
“I’m very excited to be joining The X Factor team. I love the show, and I’ve been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time. Khloe and I have been friends for years and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.” the 39-year-old said.
What do you think? Did The X Factor make the right decision?