Okay, I made that last part of the headline up, but it’s saying a lot about you’re on-screen persona when Mario Lopez is deemed more likable than you. And so Khloe Kardashian’s nights of terrifying children as co-host of the X-Factor will be drawing to a close. From the NY Post:
‘The X Factor” won’t be keeping up with Khloe Kardashian anymore.
The towering reality star has not been asked to return as co-host of the high-profile Fox singing competition, sources tell The Post.
“They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,” an insider confirms.
Kardashian, 28, came to the show with no television hosting experience and often appeared nervous and unprepared on camera.
The Huffington Post went so far as to suggest that the “awkward” pair were secretly being paid off by rival singing show “The Voice.”
“I am sure there was a big percentage of Khloe’s fans who followed her to ‘X Factor.’” said LA hosting expert Marki Costello, who has provided on-camera coaching for “Voice” judge Cee Lo Green among others.
“But at the end of the day, when she doesn’t know what she is doing, are you helping your show or hurting it?
“It was really hard for me to watch Mario with her,” she said. “It made me, as a viewer, almost uncomfortable.”
I’m sure what was really making everyone uncomfortable was how Khloe kept telling every contestant that she could “smell their blood” and demanding the show’s rejects be taken to her dressing room so she could club them and boil their bones.