'X Factor' Could Look To Stacy Keibler, Khloe Kardashian To Co-Host
With Britney Spears and Demi Lovato now in place to round out the judges, "The X Factor" producers reportedly have some ambitious ideas about filling depart Steve Jones' hosting vacancy.
Jones departed the show alongside ex-judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger this past January. Filling his void hasn't received the attention of procuring a couple new judges with superior name value, but with auditions underway, it's got to become a priority eventually. E! News reports that higher-ups are revisiting executive producer Simon Cowell's original vision of a male-female co-host dynamic.
Originally, before Scherzinger was tapped to judge following Cheryl Cole's departure, the plan was to have the ex-Pussycat Doll host alongside Jones. At present, sources inside production claim former "Dancing with the Stars" finalist and George Clooney's leggy armpiece Stacy Keibler has already met with producers at least once.
Elsewhere, producers are supposedly keen on personalities such as Keibler's fellow "DWTS" alum Mario Lopez, ESPN's Erin Andrews, Kelly Osbourne, BET "106 & Park" host Terrence J., radio host Mike Catherwood and even "Keeping Up with The Kardashians" and "Khloe & Lamar" star Khloe Kardashian.
Across the board, neither spokespeople for Fox nor any rumored candidate has spoken publicly about talks. Supposedly, Cowell is biding his time with the search for Jones' successor.
"They're doing the auditions without a host so it's no big deal they don't have hosts right now," E!'s alleged source said. "Simon really wants to take his time. The two-person thing didn't work out the first time and he wants to make sure it works this time."