Sunday 21 January 2018

Khloe Kardashian dropped as X Factor USA host

Khloe Kardashian. Photo: Getty Images
Khloe Kardashian. Photo: Getty Images
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

KHLOE Kardashian has been dropped as a presenter of X Factor USA, Fox has confirmed today.

The ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ star was slammed by critics of the show last year during her presenting stint, with many find her awkward and lacking charisma.

The station confirmed that her co-presenter Mario Lopez would return as a host of the show, although it is not known whether a second presenter is being sought.

Simon Cowell said in a statement: “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges - especially Demi  - in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he's coming back”.

Mario tweeted: “I'm excited to officially announce I'm returning to the @TheXFactorUSA team! We're coming back stronger & better than ever... Can't wait."


The talent show has not transferred well to US audiences, and has struggled to achieve anything close the audience of rival American Idol.

The show’s judging panel will undergo another substantial change for the third series, after the departure of Britney Spears and LA Reid.

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