It was announced yesterday that half of last season’s ‘X Factor’ co-hosting duo has been invited back for Season 3. Mario Lopez will become a solo act.
Simon Cowell and his executive team opted to drop Khloe Kardashian–a decision that should come as a surprise to absolutely no-one. Rumors regarding her show demise have been around since February following her lackluster performance during the last cycle.
Cowell talked about his decision, “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line is not an easy job. Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”
The ‘Extra’ celeb tweeted Monday:
Season 3 will premiere in the Fall, with auditions already underway in L.A., New Orleans, Charleston, Long Island and Denver.
Regarding replacements to fill in for ousted judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid … that information is still a closely held secret.
Photos: Twitter-Mario Lopez, Twitter-Khloe Kardashian