X Factor Considering Khloé Kardashian Odom, Stacy Keibler and More as Possible Hosts?

Exclusive! Get the lowdown on what's going on to replace Steve Jones

By Marc Malkin Jul 10, 2012 1:05 AMTags
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American Idol isn't the only one shaking things up in music reality television.

As X Factor fans know, Simon Cowell has new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato in place, but he still needs to replace Steve Jones as host for the upcoming second season.

Multiple sources tell E! News that Cowell wants to go back to his original plan of having two hosts—one male and one female.

While one source said that producers have "cast their net far and wide" in search of the perfect pairing, there are some names already under consideration.

George Clooney's leggy girlfriend Stacy Keibler has apparently already met with X Factor bosses, but no formal talks have begun between them.

Other names we're hearing being floated around by Cowell & Co. include E!'s very own Khloé Kardashian Odom and Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez, BET's 106 & Park host Terrence J, sportscaster Erin Andrews and radio personality Mike Catherwood.

One source said Cowell isn't rushing to fill the slots. "They're doing the auditions without a host so it's no big deal they don't have hosts right now," the source said. "Simon really wants to take his time. The two-person thing didn't work out the first time and he wants to make sure it works this time."

Reps for the possible cohosts and X Factor did not comment for this story.

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—Additional reporting by Ashlan Gorse and Catt Sadler