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Khloe Kardashian boosts X Factor ratings, but wins few fans

Published on Nov 2, 2012 10:44 AM
 
In this Aug 8, 2012 file photo, Khloe Kardashian attends the InStyle Summer Soiree at The London Hotel, in West Hollywood, California. Kardashian's first outing as the new co-host of The X Factor helped boost the show's audience by 30 per cent, yet the reality star got mixed reviews for a nipple-baring debut that made headlines - but many TV critics found awkward. -- PHOTO: INVISION

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Khloe Kardashian's first outing as the new co-host of The X Factor helped boost the show's audience by 30 per cent, yet the reality star got mixed reviews for a nipple-baring debut that made headlines - but many TV critics found awkward.

Kardashian, 28, best known for starring with socialite sisters Kim and Kourtney in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, shocked some viewers by wearing a sheer purple blouse without a bra on Wednesday's first live episode of the TV singing contest.

"I think the air conditioning is on high tonight. It's very distracting," judge and producer Simon Cowell quipped on the show, apparently referring to the glimpses of nipple.

But Kardashian was less impressive in her hosting duties.

 
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