It looks like Khloe Kardashian is among the top candidates in talks to host The X Factor this fall.

The show’s producers have reportedly whittled down their list of contenders to seven or eight celebrities, and according to Simon Cowell himself, Khloe is definitely on the short list.

“We have screen tested a load of people,” Simon told Ellen DeGeneres on a recent appearance on her show. “I know who I would like but now I’ve got to get it approved by the network.”

When chided by Ellen if the host would be a Kardashian, Simon responded, “Well it could be a Kardashian. I think that would work. I’m quite a fan of not putting hosts on this show because I think it’s going to give it a different dynamic so we’ve got to find people who’ve got a great chemistry. But Khloe’s definitely up there in the running.”

So who else is being considered for the hosting gig? Considering Simon has said he wants to find one male and one female host, the short list is still fairly stacked.

On the female side, Rocsi Diaz, host of BET’s 106 & Park, and Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen are in the running alongside Khloe.

For the male spot, Kevin Jonas, Glee star Kevin McHale, Extra host Mario Lopez, and former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu are all competing.

Who do you think should lead The X Factor this season?

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Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Photo: Simon Cowell Says Khloe Kardashian Is a Top Contender for X Factor Hosting Gig

Sources: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, E! Online

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