Although X Factor producers have remained quiet on the issue, it’s unclear whether or not Khloe Kardashian will be returning as a host for the next season.
According to a source who spoke to the New York Post, Khloe is out for good.
“They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,” a source told the publication.
Entertainment Weekly reported that they received the same sentiment when interviewing Fox reality chief Mike Darnell last month.
“I think the hosts were okay,” Darnell had said. “I think Mario knows how to be a host. I think Khloe was new. And I thought for someone new she did okay. She never hosted before.”
X Factor ratings were down and disappointing for the second season.
With Britney Spears’ and L.A. Reid’s exit, the show may be desperate to find a fix if facing budget cuts.
Kardashian’s awkward hosting and controversial nip slip received a lot of flak from fans while Lopez held the duo together.
Simon Cowell is in for a third season but it’s unsure if Demi Lovato will be joining the show as a judge again.