The Straits Times
Published on Nov 02, 2012

Khloe Kardashian boosts X Factor ratings, but wins few fans


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.