“Alright guys, it’s official… I’ll be hosting @TheXFactorUSA ! Looking forward to working with @SimonCowell and the rest of the amazing team,” Lopez, who’s currently also a host on Extra, tweeted Tuesday (October 16) evening.
Meanwhile, Kardashian tweeted, “The rumors are true… I will be hosting @TheXFactorUSA this season!!! … SO excited!”
In response, X Factor judge Britney Spears fired off welcoming Twitter love: “Welcome to @TheXFactorUSA team, @KhloeKardashian and @MarioLopezExtra – so excited to have you as co-hosts! #WelcomeKhloeAndMario”
Lopez and Kardashian will replace ousted Season 1 hosts Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger. Look for the new pair to make their debut when the show’s live rounds kick off in November — and look for Fox execs’ eyes to be firmly planted on the two of them, waiting to see if ratings improve. Since its Season 2 premiere on September 12, The X Factor has only ranked #1 in its time slot once, and that particular night was nearly a month ago.