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Today, Fox formally announced the addition of Mario Lopez and Khloé Kardashian as hosts of The X Factor. The duo spoke about their new roles for the first time, and judge Simon Cowell was very upbeat about the announcement.

“The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out,” said Cowell. “Mario and Khloé are our hosts. They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn’t be happier.”

“I’m so thrilled to become a part of the X Factor family,” said Kardashian. “I’ve been a big fan of the show and look forward to working with Simon and all of the judges. It’s going to be so much fun!”

“I’m very excited to be joining the X Factor team,” said Lopez. “I love the show, and I’ve been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time. Khloé and I have been friends for years and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.”

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the judges will reveal the four acts in each of the four categories: Teens, Young Adults, Groups, and Over 25s. The X Factor live episodes begin Thursday, November 1.

Deals for Lopez and Kardashian were signed earlier this month amongst weeks of rumors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718605572 Sheryl June Bennett

    Worst kept secret? This is the worst news ever. Not Mario Lopez, I can’t stand the publicity whore Kardashians and I think it’s an insult to the talented contestants to have her on the show.

    • http://twitter.com/ivangatewood Ivan Gatewood

      Somehow, I think the Kardashians are okay with people insulting them. After all, they have millions of dollars to comfort them at night!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718605572 Sheryl June Bennett

        That’s the sad part, really.

  • http://twitter.com/w_lowry Will Lowry

    My problem with this choice is that I honestly can’t see Mario or Khloe sticking around for more than a season. They just don’t have an X Factor host feeling to them, I feel like having a relative unknown like Steve Jones makes the host dedicate themselves 110% to the job instead of focusing on other commitments (Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Extra, etc) at the same time. But we’ll see how this goes, hopefully they’ll at least have some chemistry.

  • Em

    ugh. I like the X factor but this… I won’t be able to take it seriously, not with Knloe Kardashian hosting. what a joke.

  • PotterFan1029

    I don’t mind Khloe, but Mario Lopez kind of gets on my nerves. He’s too peppy. lol

  • VideoKilledSeverusSnape

    This bothers me a bit. I love the UK X Factor, because they actually have great hosts. Caroline Flack is pretty darn well for her job, and Olly Murs was actually a contestant on the show. However this season of the US X Factor was really weird, host wise. I mean, there was no host at the auditions. Just some weird narrator at the beginning of the show… They need to hire Ryan Secreast or some British person who’ll actually stay on this show for more than one or two seasons because I doubt neither Lopez or Kardashian will.

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