Khloe Kardashian May Host X-Factor

Entertainment Sep. 7, 2012 AT 4:00PM
Khloe Kardashian Odom appears at Kardashian Khaos on August 24, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khloe Kardashian Odom appears at Kardashian Khaos on August 24, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Isaac Brekken/WireImage.com

Will Khloe Kardashian soon be yukking it up with Simon Cowell, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on X-Factor?

Could be! After Brit Steve Jones was fired as host following season one of FOX's talent competition, the 28-year-old reality star's name has been floated as a potential replacement -- and Lamar Odom's wife is among the finalists, two sources confirm to Us Weekly.

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"It's not official but she is definitely a strong contender for the hosting gig," a show source says. "Simon liked her spunky personality!"

(After several high-profile firings following season one, Cowell tapped Demi Lovato and Britney Spears to sit alongside him and L.A. Reid at the judges' table. The pre-taped audition rounds of the show premiere next Monday, Sept. 10, with hosted live shows airing later this season.)

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A source close to Kardashian seconds that she's close to a deal. "It's not 100 percent contractually done, but it's looking good!"

A rep for Fox had no comment.

On an X-Factor conference call Thursday, Cowell confirmed they're close to picking their next emcee. "We've screen tested a lot of people....I think we're going to make a decision in about the next seven days," he said -- and hinted that his finale choice might not be a seasoned hosting veteran. "My gut feeling is we’ll probably go with a boy and a girl who haven't had any hosting experience, because I think that might make it more interesting."

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