USMagazine, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 10:15am (PDT)
Simon Cowell can be such a tease.
Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show with fellow judge Britney Spears, 30, September 11, the 52-year-old acerbic Englishman dropped a few clues about who will replace Steve Jones as host of X Factor's second season.
"We have screen tested a load of people. . .It could be a Kardashian," Cowell said. "I think that would work. I'm quite a fan of not putting [experienced] hosts on this show. Because I think it's going to give it a different dynamic. So we have to find people who have a great chemistry, but Khloe is definitely up there in running."
Just days ago, two sources told Us Weekly the 28-year-old E! reality star had impressed Cowell and other FOX executives. "It's not official but she is definitely a strong contender for the hosting gig," one show source said. "Simon liked her spunky personality!"