In eXciting news today, it was announced that Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian have been selected as co-hosts for the upcoming season of the X Factor. A source confirmed it to TMZ, and it looks like once a few "i"s are dotted and "t"s crossed they'll officially have the gig.
Shocking right? NOT! We've heard rumors, leaks, speculation, and sources "confirming" the choice of the duo for months now. In fact, before this news tonight, I'd forgotten that they weren't officially selected as official hosts yet. The anticlimactic announcement itself aside, however, I think the choice of co-hosts is pretty exciting.
Khloe and A.C. Slater together, are you kidding me? That's a recipe for hilarity and good times regardless of how any of the contestants perform. Competing shows American Idol and The Voice should be scared.
First up Khloe, who has been rumored to be a pick for the gig for what seems an eternity. She and Simon Cowell seem to have a mutual love affair with one another with her gushing in August about how amazing he is, and him recently singing Kardashian praises on Ellen. So she's definitely no surprise, but I think she's going to surprise any naysayers by rocking it as a co-host. She doesn't have a musical background, but unlike judges, a co-host doesn't really need to have one. She is smart, funny, and likable. Not to mention, she's a Kardashian, and they can do anything. Right?
As for Lopez, well, he is/was Slater, and that's about all the cred he needs in my book. He also has done everything from Bold and The Beautiful to Dancing With the Stars to America's Best Dance Crew, so he also knows his way around a stage. Of course, there are always his abs too.
Together, I think Khloe and Mario are going to kill it, and I can't wait to see the banter. The only problem I foresee is their performance overshadowing the performers.
Do you think Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian will make good co-hosts for X Factor?