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Khloe Kardashian

FRONT-RUNNER

To Host 'X Factor'

9/7/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Khloe Kardashian may be doing her part to jump start the economy ... because TMZ has learned she's the front-runner to become the "X Factor" host and we're told the suits want it to happen.

Sources intimately connected to the show tell TMZ ... Khloe is definitely #1 among the women who tried out and is generally considered the best in the entire pack of host wannabes.

Khloe did a screen test that went over well. The suits -- including Simon Cowell (who has probably never worn a suit) -- believe Khloe makes the most sense in terms of audience draw, since they've already invested heavily in Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to attract young viewers.

Producers will make a decision soon. The host won't appear until the live shows air, and that begins next month. 

As for the odds ... as one well-connected source tells us, "There's at least an 85% chance she'll get the job."

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16.

Yup    

Thanks to the idiot producers considering a whoretrashian to MC their stupid show, that's one I definitely won't be watching...

688 days ago
17.

Reg    

If the downfall of America was never more apparent,
Well here is the beginning of the end.
This kartrashian troupe is on a par with Scientolgy.
WTF. Save yourselves America and run run run.
There is no hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

688 days ago
18.

JimmyB    

Cowell must be lookin' to dump this show. Good move.

688 days ago
19.

Latch Johnson    

Wow shes not hot at all. I pride myself on not knowing what she looked like up until now.

688 days ago
20.

nicole    

I like X-Factor, but I like The Voice better, so if they're on at the same time, sorry xfactor! As for Khloe, give the girl a break, just because she's Kim's sister doesn't mean she's Kim! Khloe seems to have her shyt together and she comes across real & doesn't seem to lie about shyt.

688 days ago
21.

PatinNJ    

They're gonna have to get a wider chair

688 days ago
22.

ketjo    

Well, thats a gearantee that millions of fans will tune out....UGH !

688 days ago
23.

miu    

I totally forgot what this show is about..? Anyone remeber?

688 days ago
24.

Rhonda    

Sooooo tired of these Kardasian sluts!!!!! Will they ever go away?????

688 days ago
25.

News Flash     

They need to reinforce the stage with bigger boards.

688 days ago
26.

Phishie from Philly    

She will fit in just fine because everyone is either crazy and/or has no talent. What TV execs will do for ratings these days. They know by having khloe there that her family will come too. Then they can have multiple on the show for the price of one. Well it's khloe, for the price of 1 and a half. I'm just sayin
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Phishie from Philly

688 days ago
27.

barcham    

I think it's a great idea. Maybe these reality shows have finally run out of ideas and soon they will all fade away. American Idol is probably on it's last season and now they seem to be doing everything possible to chase viewers away from Xfactor. DWTS is having an 'all star' season because they can't find anyone who wants to be on the show anymore, and Jersey Shore is ending.

Maybe there's hope for television yet.

688 days ago
28.

Truth    

She is clearly the smartest and most appealing out of the whole clan of these hairy monsters but Simon is reaching on this move. The show is more Pop culture than actual talent..... the decline of Western Civilization as we know it.

688 days ago
29.

King of TMZ    

LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

I knew the only thing needed for this Disney ratings-desperate show is a Kardashian lol Oh my Oprah lol

688 days ago
30.

King of TMZ    

Britney Spears won't be the only one leaving the stage for drama lol KK will even slam doors with her overdramatic ways lol this is becoming a soap opra show for girls and little ponytail kiddies lol

688 days ago
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