E!online reports that reality star Khloé Kardashian Odom and Stacy Keibler are among the celebrities being considered by Simon Cowell to host the upcoming season of THE X FACTOR USA. While Britney Spears and Demi Lovato recently took over judging duties on the show, Cowell has yet to name a replacement for former host Steve Jones. According to the report, the show is considering the idea of having two hosts, one male and one female.
A source close to the show revealed that producers have "cast their net far and wide" in search of the perfect hosting team. Among the names rumored to be under consideration are ex-professional wrestler and girlfriend of George Clooney, Stacy Keibler, Khloé Kardashian Odom, Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez, BET's '106 & Park' host Terrence J, sportscaster Erin Andrews and radio personality Mike Catherwood.
Another source commented that Cowell will take his time in chosing the best man (and woman) for the job. "They're doing the auditions without a host so it's no big deal they don't have hosts right now," the 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."
Representatives for the FOX singing competition did not comment on the report.