Khloe Kardashian Odom, Mario Lopez officially 'X Factor' hosts: 'Worst kept secret in Hollywood'

mario-lopez-khloe-kardashian-x-factor-hosts-fox-gi.jpgIt's been an open secret for weeks now, but Fox has officially confirmed that Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez will indeed host "The X Factor" live shows beginning in November.

As Simon Cowell noted in the press release touting the non-news: "The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out! Mario and Khloe are our hosts. They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn't be happier."

It's happy news all around as Kardashian calls herself "thrilled" and Lopez adds he's "excited."

"I've been a big fan of the show and look forward to working with Simon and all of the judges. It's going to be so much fun!" promises Kardashian Odom.

"I love the show, and I've been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time. Khloe and I have been friends for years and I know we'll be a great team and have a blast," says Lopez.

"The X Factor's" first live performance show featuring the debut of Khloe and Mario is scheduled to air Nov. 1. However, if the world series goes to game seven, "X Factor" will be preempted to a later date.
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