Khloe Kardashian in running for X Factor host

  • Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian could become the next host of The X Factor, the singing contest's creator Simon Cowell announced on Tuesday.

    Cowell told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that Kardashian was one of many people who had auditioned for the role, adding that she had impressed him.

    Khloe Kardashian rose to fame in the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs.

    In January, Cowell fired the original host of The X Factor, British TV personality Steve Jones, along with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, after a disappointing first season.

    Britney Spears and Demi Lovato make their debut as new judges when the show returns this week with auditions filmed earlier this summer.

    The show starts its live broadcasts in October.