Khloe Kardashian Confirms ‘X Factor’ Co-Hosting Gig With Mario Lopez: ‘I Can’t Wait to Get Started’

Jethro Nededog / October 16, 2012

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Rejoice, Kardashian Dolls. You’re about to get a lot more of Khloe Kardashian as she embarks on her new adventure as the co-host of FOX’s The X Factor.

“I’m sure you’ve been hearing the rumors and I’m SO excited that I can finally confirm the news — I am joining The X Factor as co-host with Mario Lopez!!!!” Kardashian, 28, writes on her official blog.

“I’m a huge fan of the show, so I literally fell over in my chair when I heard that I was being considered for the role,” she continues. “The show already has such an incredible panel of judges and it is truly an honor to have been given this opportunity to work with them.”

On Monday, a source close to the production confirmed to Celebuzz that the duo signed their contract late that afternoon and will appear on the show starting in November.

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“I’m thrilled, overjoyed and of course a little nervous about this new step in my career,” she adds. “And I can’t wait to get started. Wish me luck!”

Lopez also confirmed the news on Twitter. “Alright guys, it’s official… I’ll be hosting @TheXFactorUSA !” he announced to his followers. “Looking forward to working with @SimonCowell and the rest of the amazing team”

Of course, sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian are celebrating Khloe’s good fortune with her.

“Wooooohoooooo! Pour the champagne! Khloe is the new The X Factor host with Mario Lopez,” Kourtney writes on her official blog. “They will make such a perfect team! I am so proud and honored to call Khloe my sister. And my soul mate…duh. Congratulations Khloe!”

And Kim celebrated on her official blog, “OMG!! How exciting is this!? Khloe is joining The X Factor this November to co-host with Mario Lopez. I’m so happy for Khloe and can’t wait to watch her on the show. I can’t think of anyone more perfect for the role!!! Xo”

Kardashian and Lopez replace Season 1 host, British personality Steve Jones, who was fired along with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger last January.

Are you happy about Khloe’s new hosting gig? How well do you think she’ll click with Mario? Tell us in the comments section below.