Khloe Kardashian Makes ‘X Factor’s’ Short List for Season 2 Host (REPORT)

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In all the hubbub of landing new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on FOX’s The X Factor, we almost forgot that there’s a hosting gig still open.

And apparently, E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian is on the short list.

TMZ reports that the reality darling has made the Top 6 cut, but Kardashian has to clear the next hurdle: A screen test audition.

According to the site’s production sources, no one is going to take the spot fired Steve Jones left behind without auditioning first.

So, the only question for Kardashian now is whether she has the talent to host – because she definitely has the desire.

“I’m a big fan of The X Factor,” Khloe told E! recently.

“I’ve always wanted to do hosting or talk show hosting, so it’s definitely something that I would love to do and would be honored to do,” she continued. “To be on such a huge show like that with those judges, I would have so much fun doing that.”

She may even have the talent for it. Aside from her fun, bubbly personality, Kardashian has hosted radio shows in Los Angeles, Miami and Dallas. Add to that her numerous speaking and hosting appearances and it becomes clear why she could be on the show’s short list.

Other stars who are reportedly in the running include Mario Lopez, Kelly Osbourne, Stacy Keibler and Erin Andrews. Executive producer and judge Simon Cowell has gone on record as saying that he wants two judges — a male and female. So, there are probably two spots to fill.

Former host Jones was a victim of last January’s bloodbath when Cowell fired the British personality along with both female judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Spears and Lovato were hired in April.

Time is ticking away on casting the show’s host. Initial open call auditions were completed in May and the show returns on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Kardashian’s rep and FOX declined Celebuzz’s request for comment on this story.

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