Mario Lopez Is Returning As ‘The X Factor’ Host, But Khloe Kardashian Is Not

Sam Lansky | April 22, 2013 12:17 pm

As casting rumors continue to fly about the judges’ table next season on The X Factor, one thing is clear: It’s going to be a little less Krazy come Season 3. Khloe Kardashian has announced her departure from the show, because Kris Jenner is going to take her place and finally — finally! — assume her rightful place in the spotlight. (Just kidding — that’s not happening.) But! Khloe’s co-host Mario Lopez will be coming back to the show, so that’s good news for people who love watching a talking grin painted on a pair of abs hold a microphone on TV. 

The show’s producers issued a statement: “Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to co-host ‘The X Factor.’ We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Added Kris Jenner in a statement: “[maniacal cackle].”

[via Variety]