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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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46.

jules    

I dont watch the show now! I prefer the voice...But I can honestly say, a Kardashian really? Makes me really want to watch even less...Can we say over marketed!!

720 days ago
47.

Joan K    

Slowly but surely this show will come to an end and faster once they put another Trashian in. People are so sick of this klan and reading the comments on everything about them I would say 98% cannot stand them and won't watch anything to do with them.

720 days ago
48.

Lola    

I think she's the best looking of the older three sisters. She also has had a radio show, don't know if it's still on, so she can talk, apparently. However, PLEASE give her some coaching in speech so she will not continue to talk in that fake Kardashian baby talk. I despise that.

720 days ago
49.

mary    

As long as they get rid of the host last year! He was HORRIBLE! I'm afraid Khloe might lack hosting experience.

720 days ago
50.

DaveT    

Put a man in there, too much estrogen and we'll end up with The View Factor

720 days ago
51.

She's baaaack    

I don't watch that show so it doesn't matter to me who hosts it, but I wish the entire Kardashian family would commit mass suicide.

720 days ago
52.

Maverick    

Would quit watching my favorite show if that disgusting fat pig Khloe Kardashian is hired as host.

720 days ago
53.

Pondscum    

They should just call the show: The Skank Factor!!! Washed up Britney, flaked out Demi, and now a Kardashian??? This is what the Mayan's were really trying to warn us about. It's the end of days!!!

720 days ago
54.

kitnplayn    

Americans are stupid enough to vote for a con man like Romney, so they would likely watch a half-wit show with a manufactured hollywood slut and call it entertainment.

720 days ago
55.

Christine    

Guess Simon couldn't find anyone worthwhile to host his show. If he had to reach the bottom of the barrel he should choose Lindsay Lohan. I would rather see that car wreck than another freaking Kartrashian ruining a tv show. Oh well I guess I will keep watching The Voice.

720 days ago
56.

devilgirl    

We are never getting rid of the Kardashian's, are we?

720 days ago
57.

ERP    

Just make sure she doesn't touch her hair. When she is on talk shows she is constantly touching/flipping her hair. It is gross and annoying.

720 days ago
58.

Rob    

That's all we need are more Kardashians crammed down our throats.

720 days ago
59.

Joe    

I will watch the voice instead if this happens.

720 days ago
60.

timid    

If that happens, there goes any credibility the show might have along with my watching it.

720 days ago
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