Has “The X Factor” finally found itself one of its co-hosts? While it may be easy to say that, in reality it’s best that we don’t get too ahead of ourselves here based on what the rumor mill is saying.
The current story lighting the internet on fire is coming courtesy of Perez Hilton, who claims that Kelly Osbourne is currently the favorite to land one of the two hosting jobs for the show, and it is based on how she impressed some of the producers. As for one of her primary competitors, the general consensus was that Khloe Kardashian, while likable and popular with producers, did not necessarily have the experience to become a host at the end of the day.
One of the reasons that we are not completely buying this rumor right now is simple — if producers thought that Khloe did not have the experience necessary for the job, why consider her to begin with? We initially heard that these two were among a bevy of other competitors for the job, but we have yet to hear that the field has even been narrowed down at all.
At the end of the day, Kelly may be a favorite — she is energetic, has a good sense of humor, and that to her famous parents, has a pretty good built-in knowledge about the music industry. She’s also had some hosting and on-camera experience courtesy of “Fashion Police,” which is closer to what she would need for this show than some other candidates including Khloe, Stacy Keibler, and Erin Andrews.
As for some of the male contenders, former “Extra” host Mario Lopez and shock jock Mike Catherwood are two names that have been floating around.
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