Congratulations! We're so excited to have you and Mario.
Khloe: I'm so excited too!
As Simon said, this was the worst kept secret. How hard was it for you?
Khloe: They did a really good job because even though I kept hearing about it, no one confirmed with me. I don't lie. I just can't. I'm just not that type of person, so I think they probably knew that. I truly did not know for sure until the day we announced it. With the rumors it was, 'Oh my God! This is torture!' Mario and I would text each other and be like, 'Dude, what is going on? Are you confirmed?' 'No, are you?' 'No!' It was definitely exciting, but more exciting now that it's actually official.
How did you celebrate the day it was confirmed?
Khloe: When I came home, my husband had a bottle of champagne waiting for me and was like, 'Congratulations!!' It was just the two of us. But, Mario and I, we want to go to dinner with his fiancee and my husband soon and just have an 'us' celebratory dinner.
You've never hosted before! Are you more excited or more nervous?
Khloe: Well, I am very nervous. When I got the job, I was like, 'Okay, what did I just get myself into?' But I like having nerves. I think it's good to always step outside your box. I'm very comfortable around Mario and I know some of the judges, so I'm comfortable in that aspect. I feel like it's a family environment. I'm excited! But do I have structured hosting skills? No. That's why Mario's there. Mario, we totally get each other. So he'll help me when I need him. But I want to have fun and still be me.
What is your biggest fear?
Khloe: It's not my biggest fear, it's more for everyone, I hope I don't curse. I don't mind personally if I do, but I think the network would mind. I've done a lot of live TV and I've never cursed before.
So, what's this about plotting to sit on Simon Cowell's lap?
Khloe: I think Ryan Seacrest told me, 'I know how to make him really comfortable.' I think he was being sarcastic, but he told me Simon likes close-talkers, so I said I'd sit on his lap.
So are you going to?
Khloe: I think I have to, right?
Tune in to the first THE X FACTOR Live Show on Nov. 1 at 8/7c on FOX.