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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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91.

jen    

geez, desperate much.............

779 days ago
92.

karenjj    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

779 days ago
93.

cass    

While I don't watch either show, I WOULD HAVE watched X-Factor, however, ANYTHING Kartrashian related is a turn-off....


I'd rather flip to to watch the ladder of anything Kartrashian.


Just my .02

779 days ago
94.

Patti    

I totally agree with Lucy and Jane. Simon is really desperate! Brittany and Demi (who) have no talent except for good mixers. Won't be watching!

779 days ago
95.

Throwback kid    

Please don't put this hairy untalented beast on the show, it will kill it. Khloe, like the rest of the Kardashians has no talent, how can she judge talent?

779 days ago
96.

GERSEYGAL    

I rather have Honey Boo Boo, be the host!!! Kris Jenner and that family are fame whores and s*** bags.....

779 days ago
97.

brent    

So they basically don't want anyone to watch this show then. No way I tune in for even one episode, and it's too bad, cause I would have watched at least a couple. Anything to do with the WhoreDashians I stay as far away as I can possibly get.

779 days ago
98.

Michael    

Stupid choice! I'll never watch.

779 days ago
99.

Max    

Will not watch one minute if there's a Kardashian involved. Not one minute.

779 days ago
100.

KIMSTOP!!    

I would rather have Honey Boo Boo. Can you imagine if one of the KKrapians hosted..."like, I hope you, like, vote..like on the website, like, for the like contestant, you like."

779 days ago
101.

Reed    

What has happened to your taste Simon. It's all about the money, I guess. I don't see how she qualifies in any category to be on this kind of show but I won't listen to two mediocre singers judging other singers either.

779 days ago
102.

Denver    

She should do well. She did great on The Six Million Dollar Man episode when she was Sasquatch!

779 days ago
103.

Yup    

This is perfect for her. She gets to introduce people who have absolutely no talent; it's something she's intimately knowledgable about...

779 days ago
104.

3Storms    

She's not a singer. She's just a non-celeb fame whore who thinks she deserves millions "just because." I am getting sick of Hollywood pandering to these people.

779 days ago
105.

Rich    

OMG, this family is worst then the Tea Party. It just never goes away.

779 days ago
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