Khloe is out, and Mario is in.
Producers from X Factor have revealed that Khloe Kardashian-Odom will not reprise her role as host of The X Factor on the upcoming third season, but her co-host, Mario Lopez, is set to return.
“Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to co-host The X-Factor. We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Khloe’s hosting abilities were the talk of many critiques throughout the season, and it seems like the inevitable has happened.
Commenting on the return of Lopez, show judge Simon Cowell said:
“I’m thrilled Mario is back for season three of The X-Factor. Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”
It was previously announced that Britney Spears and LA Reid would also not return for the third season. Their replacements have yet to be revealed.