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In the words of Simon Cowell, “The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out”: Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez will co-host the upcoming live episodes on the current season of The X Factor.

Rumors were all but confirmed that the two would be sharing stage duties for the talent competition show, but Fox officially announced the news today.

“Mario and Khloe are our hosts,” said Simon in a network press release. “They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn’t be happier.”

The hosts themselves are equally joyful about joining the show.

“I’m so thrilled to become a part of The X Factor family,” Khloe said in the press release. “I’ve been a big fan of the show and look forward to working with Simon and all of the judges.”

Mario echoed his co-host’s statements, adding, “Khloe and I have been friends for years and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.”

Friends for years? That doesn’t quite explain the early reports of friction between Mario and Khloe. Perhaps it’s just friendly banter between old pals.

Source: Fox Press Release

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