Credit: Splash News Photo: Khloe Kardashian at T Mobile Party on October 12, 2011

The X Factor is packed with contestants vying for the $5 million recording contract, but there’s equally high-staked drama with its star judges, hosts, and mentors. Here’s a recap of the X Factor roulette:

- First, Cheryl Cole is axed out of nowhere after filming three audition shows.  
- CC was swapped for Nicole Scherzinger who was originally supposed to co-host with Steve Jones.
- Then, Mariah Carey was replaced as Simon Cowell's guest mentor by a bunch of unrecognizable music producers (though she has an open invite from Simon to come and do whatever she damn well pleases).

So...it appeared as if Steve lucked out and scored himself a spot as the main host, but...notsofast! It's rumored that producers are now on the prowl for a co-host to join him in the live audience round. And you'll never guess who's been approached to possibly fill the spot — Wetpaint Entertainment favorites Cat Deeley and Khloe Kardashian!

We can't imagine Cat will take it, considering she's so very iconic as THE face of So You Think You Can Dance (with an Emmy nom to boot!), but the more outspoken of the Kardashian clan might have a decent shot. (Giulina Rancic was reportedly also in the mix, but, sadly, her recent breast cancer diagnosis will likely have her taking a break from hosting for awhile.)

Who would YOUR pick be to join Steve as co-host of The X Factor?

Source: Daily Mail

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