It’s all set. Khloé Kardashian will officially begin her “X Factor” hosting duties when the show goes live on November 1. And it’s probably a good thing the reality TV star has some time to prepare since she shared on Friday (October 19) that she still has “no idea” what she’ll be doing alongside fellow newbie host Mario Lopez.
“What if I get kicked off the show because I say something so bad? That is what I’m nervous about,” she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
“Listen, I can’t be anybody else but myself. I just have to control the language a little bit,” she added. “The good thing is I’m friends with [judge] Demi [Lovato], like I’m comfortable around these people. I mean, Simon [Cowell], I’ve never met, so as long as I sit on his lap and talk to him, it’ll be fine.
Kardashian went on to dish about new “X Factor” judge Britney Spears. “I’ve met her a few times, but I wouldn’t say that we’re best friends. She’s so sweet, I’ve met her and she’s been nothing but nice to me,” the “Keeping up With the Kardashians” star explained. “I know her fiancé, [Jason Trawick]. He is so nice. They’re just really sweet people. So I’m excited; it’s good company.”
And in an interview earlier this week with Capital FM in the U.K., Kardashian took note of Brit’s candid judging style. “I think [Spears is] so funny and amazing,” Khloé said. “I am actually surprised at how honest she is on the show. I thought she would be more quiet and reserved. I think she’s hysterical.”
Kardashian’s admiration extends to her soon-to-be partner-in-crime, Lopez. The actor has had lots of hosting experience, including on “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “Extra.”
“Yeah, we really hate each other. I’m so sick to my stomach that I have to be by his side. You know when you’re that unattractive it’s just hard to be with someone,” she joked to Seacrest. “He seriously is the nicest guy ever. I’m in good company; he’s great at what he does. So it takes some of the pressure off of me … I’ve never hosted before. I think we’re going to have fun. We’ve known each other for a while. I feel I’ll be comfortable around him, so he’ll make it easy for me.”
In the weeks and months leading up to Khloé’s confirmation there had been lots of speculation about who would step in to co-host after the departure of season one’s Steve Jones. And while the press hinted she had the job locked up, Kardashian wasn’t so sure, noting that she waited until the ink was dry on all the contracts.
“I’m not a liar. I like to say what it is and everyone thought I was just BS-ing everyone when they were like, ‘So, you got the job?’ I was like, ‘I promise you, no one has confirmed anything with me.’ I would tell everyone if I did,” she said. “I was just waiting for someone to tell me, but everyone knew before me.”
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