Khloé Kardashian has been rumored to be one of the folks “The X Factor” producers are considering to host the show after Steve Jones lost the gig after one season. With the judges panel in place thanks to Britney Spears and Demi Lovato and the show nearing its September 12 premiere date, Mrs. Lamar Odom says she’d be totally up for it.
“I’ve always wanted to do hosting or talk-show hosting, so it’s definitely something that I would love to do and would be honored to do,” she added. “To be on such a huge show like that with those judges, I would have so much fun doing that.”
The rumor, which picked up steam in early July, also pitched some of the other contenders, including Stacy Keibler, Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez, BET’s “106 & Park” host Terrence J, sportscaster Erin Andrews and radio personality Mike Catherwood.
Given Kardashian’s bigger-than-life persona and her familiarity with reality-show drama, she just might make the perfect contender for the gig. Also, she admitted she really does like judge Simon Cowell. “I love Simon,” she said. “I think he’s amazing. I love personalities like that, because I’m someone who is very straightforward, and I tell it like it is. That’s what he’s doing. He just doesn’t want to blow smoke up people’s asses.”
Earlier this week, MTV News caught up with former “X Factor” U.K. judge Kelly Rowland , who offered up some advice for season two judging newbies Spears and Lovato. “Any advice? Take it one day at a time. It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun,” she said. “Choose the right songs and songs that will make people excited, make them feel something … you have to touch people’s hearts.”
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