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Kardashian camp denies ‘Factor’ firing

Says reports reality star was let go from Fox show are untrue

Khloe Kardashian’s reps and the “X Factor” team have denied that the reality star has been fired from hosting duties on the Fox show, despite reports to the contrary that surfaced this weekend.

Kardashian joined the singing competish program for its second cycle in the fall, hosting alongside Mario Lopez. Pair replaced Steve Jones, who hosted the skein during its frosh run. However, the New York Post reported late Sunday night that, while Lopez will be asked back to host “X Factor,” Kardashian will not.

Reps on Kardashian’s side tell Variety that this report is not true, and echo Fox’s claim that producers have not made any officials decisions regarding hosts for the program’s third season. Should the claims pan out, however, and leave Lopez as the sole host for “X Factor’s” third cycle, it would underscore the skein’s rep as a revolving door for big name talent.

In just two seasons on Fox, “X Factor” has seen three hosts and seven different judges. Currently, the Fremantle Media-produced program has to fill the judging seats of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid for season three, who have announced they are ankling the skein.

While official decisions have not been locked down regarding hosts, “X Factor” has been known to push announcements to the final hour. Lopez and Kardashian, for example, were announced as hosts for “X Factor’s” live shows less than two weeks before they filmed.

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