‘The X Factor’ USA: Can we rule out Stacy Keibler from hosting search?

Over the past several weeks, here have been a list of people who have been the target of all sorts of rumors surrounding them potentially being a host on “The X Factor.” Some of the biggest names include Khloe Kardashian and “Glee” star Kevin McHale, but there has been one other person rumored almost constantly for the job — former WWE star and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Stacy Keibler. She’s high-profile courtesy of her relationship with George Clooney, has a great sense of humor, and also knows how to handle herself when it comes to live television.

However, Keibler has a new booking that probably makes her a little less likely to land the gig at the end of the day. Lifetime has announced that the actress — whose most-recent credits include “How I Met Your Mother” and “Chuck” — is set to host a new series entitled “Supermarket Superstars” where contestants try to get some of their food product ideas on store shelves. At the end of each episode, they each present to a panel of three experts from the industry. Does anyone else think that this sounds just like “Shark Tank” or “Fashion Star” but with food?  The title alone really just makes us think of “Supermarket Sweep,” otherwise known as the greatest supermarket-related TV show of all time.

While in theory this does not necessarily rule on a hosting gig on “The X Factor” — multiple people do hold down multiple TV jobs, and Ryan Seacrest holds down around a hundred — but it certainly makes it more unlikely. If she was still to host, she would have to work out her schedule so that she could do both without conflict, and there is also the issue of brand confusion. Shows like viewers to associate their host with them, and not something else they are a part of. After all, it took Seacrest years before he took other jobs after his “American Idol” success.

Do you think that Keibler would be a great host for the show, and do you think she could still do both jobs? We want to hear your thoughts below! To check out the new poster just released for the show, be sure to check out the story here.

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