Official word has finally hit that Khloe Kardashian will not be returning as co-host of The X Factor, and Mario Lopez will be continuing on as the show’s solo host.
There have been plenty of rumors that Khloe and Mario didn’t get along, but according to Radar Online the two got along fine—it was really her mom Kris Jenner that was the problem!
“Everyone thinks that Mario hated working with Khloe,” a source told Radar. “But he was nothing but encouraging and supportive (to Khloe).”
So what was the problem between Kris and Mario? It sounds like she wasn’t a fan of his, and didn’t care who knew it.
“Kris would go to the producers and say Mario was being pushy and insensitive and she’d often confront Mario directly,” the source said. And it really didn’t help matters that she reportedly tried to get Mario booted from The X Factor and replaced by Kourtney or Kim Kardashian.
“There was even a very absurd incident when Kris suggested to the producers that they should dump Mario and replace him with one of her other daughters,” the source explained. “Kris claimed that the chemistry between Mario and Khloe just didn’t work and that Kim or Kourtney would be a better fit.”
There’s no denying that Khloe had a bit of a rocky start on the show, which was her first big hosting gig. Sure, maybe having Kim or Kourtney next to her on stage would have made her a little more comfortable, or had an easier rapport, but apparently the reality bigwigs behind X Factor didn’t really see this as the solution to her on screen troubles.
“Well, the producers agreed with the no chemistry argument,” the source added. “But also that Khloe was in over her head – and that’s why she’s gone.”
Source: Radar Online