Khloe Kardashian has been fired from her job as an X Factor host.
A source told The New York Post, “They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe.”
Aside from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the youngest Kardashian sister had very little camera experience before accepting the X Factor gig. Last month, Kardashian told Huffington Post Live:
“I’ve never done live TV before, and I was asked to not do any hosting lessons because they wanted me to be just myself. I found the day before because the stage was just built, that I couldn’t read the teleprompter without glasses, so I had to get contacts the day before.”
Kardashian said she felt she was getting better with each show, and that Simon Cowell helped her with her confidence by telling her, “I hired you for you, I could have hired any trained host, so be yourself.”
“I am sure there was a big percentage of Khloe’s fans who followed her to X Factor,” said L.A. hosting expert Marki Costello. “But at the end of the day, when she doesn’t know what she is doing, are you helping your show or hurting it?” Costello also said that watching Kardashian with Lopez made her feel uncomfortable as a viewer.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kardashian became a finalist for the hosting job in September, facing competition from Stacy Keibler and Kelly Osbourne. Cowell said he wanted someone with no previous hosting experience for the job because watching someone like Ryan Seacrest say everything gets boring to the audience. She was officially given the job, along with Lopez, about a month later. Khloe Kardashian’s last appearance on the show was the December 20, 2012 finale.
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