"The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out," said Simon Cowell today. "Mario and Khloe are our hosts. They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn't be happier."
"I'm so thrilled to become a part of THE X FACTOR family," said Khloe. "I've been a big fan of the show and look forward to working with Simon and all of the judges. It's going to be so much fun!" Added Mario, "I'm very excited to be joining THE X FACTOR team. I love the show, and I've been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time. Khloe and I have been friends for years and I know we'll be a great team and have a blast."
Khloe also took to Twitter (@KhloeKardashian) and her blog to spread the good news. She wrote, "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. 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. I'm thrilled, overjoyed, and of course a little nervous about this new step in my career, and I can't wait to get started. Wish me luck!" Mario also hit his Twitter (@MarioLopezExtra) to make the big announcement. He tweeted, "Alright guys, it's official...I'll be hosting @TheXFactorUSA! Looking forward to working with @SimonCowell and the rest of the amazing team"
On why the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, entrepreneur, and author would make a good host, Simon told us, "She's a fan and she's popular and she's a bit kooky. And, people like her. She's like a normal girl. She doesn't have hosting experience and I think it makes her interesting. It brings a certain amount of danger into the live shows, which I think is interesting."
Demi Lovato is all for it as well. "She's so funny and she's so fun to work with. I love her. I think she would make a great host because she's hilarious. She's very witty and she can say things of the top of her head that will make everyone laugh," adds Demi.
As for our other co-host, Mario Lopez, well, he brings the yin to Khloe's yang by coming in with some serious hosting creds. He hosted his very first series, Name Your Adventure on NBC, way back in 1992. He's also hosted Extra, America's Best Dance Crew, and Top Pop Group. But, he became a household name - and teen heartthrob- for his role as A.C. Slater on the '90s teen show Saved by the Bell. We're just hoping he'll bring some of his dancing chops to THE X FACTOR stage as well - he came in second in the third season of Dancing With the Stars.
Khloe and Mario will hit THE X FACTOR stage once the Live Shows begin in November.
What do you guys think of our new co-hosts? Hit the comments below and let us know what you think!