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FOX just named the new hosts for The X Factor—Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian Odom! “I’m a huge fan of the show,” Kardashian Odom wrote on her blog. “I’m thrilled, overjoyed and of course a little nervous about this new step in my career, and I can’t wait to get to get started.” This proves just how much producer and judge Simon Cowell loves larger-than-life personalities, as he also recruited pop stars Demi Lovato and Britney Spears as judges this season. As for the hosts’ experience, Lopez is an experienced host with gigs on Extra and America’s Best Dance Crew, though we’re not sure how Odom’s experience as a reality TV star will translate. Hopefully, they’ll both strike up banter with Cowell reminiscent of his days sparring with American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest. The X Factor live shows begin Thursday, November 1st at 8 p.m. EST.

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