Khloe Kardashian may be doing her part to jump start the economy … because TMZ has learned she’s the front-runner to become the “X Factor” host and we’re told the suits want it to happen.
Sources intimately connected to the show tell TMZ … Khloe is definitely #1 among the women who tried out and is generally considered the best in the entire pack of host wannabes.
Khloe did a screen test that went over well. The suits — including Simon Cowell (who has probably never worn a suit) — believe Khloe makes the most sense in terms of audience draw, since they’ve already invested heavily in Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to attract young viewers.
Producers will make a decision soon. The host won’t appear until the live shows air, and that begins next month.
Can I see this happening? Absolutely. However, guys, just because we’re all pretty much unanimously in agreement over the fact that Khloe Kardashian is the best Kardashian, she’s still a Kardashian. And I think the last thing any Kardashian needs is more exposure on television. Or rather, the last thing anyone who’s not a Kardashian needs is more Kardashian exposure on television. And I’m serious—I’m kind of torn over this. I like Khloe, and I think she might actually be an OK kind of girl, but rooting for her to take the slot as host on X-Factor (which is, granted, a show I don’t even watch) is kind of like asking for punishment.
Are you a glutton for punishment, too?