Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez to host The X Factor
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Reality star Khloe Kardashian will co-host The X Factor, broadcaster Fox said on Tuesday, putting one of the popular celebrities on United States (US) television at the forefront of the revamped singing contest.
Kardashian, who with her California socialite sisters Kim and Kourtney rose to fame in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, will appear on the US version of the show from November.
She will share duties with Mario Lopez, host of syndicated entertainment news magazine show Extra, Fox said in a statement.
X Factor creator Simon Cowell said in September that Kardashian, 28, was his top choice to co-host the singing contest following his firing in January of little-known British TV personality Steve Jones, who had the job as host for the show's first season in 2011.