I know you guys are probably tired of hearing about whether or not Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez are or aren’t hosting “The X Factor” – but now we can safely put this rumor to bed! Mario and Khloe will be the new co-hosts of show!
TMZ learned that some finishing touches are being put on their deals and the announcement will be made later this week.
Because the official announcement hasn’t been made yet by the show or Simon Cowell himself, neither Mario or Khloe have tweeted anything about it.
They have probably been sworn to secrecy.
We kind of already knew this. Hollyscoop talked to Mario at the Emmys and he told us that “X is my favorite letter!” when we asked if he was going to host the show.
“You gotta wait and see,” Mario teased.
The reason it took so long to seal the deal with Mario and Khloe was all Khloe’s fault. The E! network was afraid that Khloe promoting “The X Factor” would take time away from her promotional appearances for her families reality show.
Simon told Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month that he’s happy with Khloe because he prefers inexperienced hosts.
“I’m quite a fan of not putting [experienced] hosts on this show. Because I think it’s going to give it a different dynamic. So we have to find people who have a great chemistry, but Khloe is definitely up there in [the] running.”