‘Glee’ Actor Emerges as Contender for ‘X Factor’ Job

Aug 8, 2012  •  Post A Comment

While bigger names such as Kim Kardashian and Sharon Osbourne have been bandied about as potential additions to Fox’s "The X Factor" as judges, an actor from the network’s musical series "Glee" is being considered to co-host the show, reports TV Guide.

Kevin McHale — the young actor, not the former basketball player — is said to be a contender for the job. McHale, 24, plays wheelchair-bound New Directions choir member Artie on “Glee.”

McHale recently hosted the Teen Choice Awards with "X Factor" judge Demi Lovato, and has been involved with “X Factor” before, hosting a behind-the-scenes featurette about the show. "X Factor" is looking for someone to replace Steve Jones, who was dumped after season one.

The story reports: “Simon Cowell has said he’s interested in hiring a male-female duo comprised of personalities who do not have previous hosting experience. Other names up for consideration include Khloe Kardashian, Erin Andrews and Kelly Osbourne.”

"The X Factor" comes back on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. ET. Whether McHale gets the gig or not, he is definitely going to be on season four of "Glee."

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