Two celebrities whose names have been circulating as possible co-hosts of Fox’s “The X Factor” have been scratched off the list, Celebuzz reports. This comes directly from “X Factor” boss Simon Cowell, according to the piece.
Cowell said "Glee’s" Kevin McHale and Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne, are not in the running, the story reports. Asked by the website about whether McHale and Osbourne will get the open jobs, Cowell reportedly answered simply, "No."
The Fox reality competition show is set to launch its two-night season premiere Wednesday, Sept. 12. Cowell still plans to name two people to fill former host Steve Jones’ spot. Jones is not returning to the show.
Said Cowell: “It will definitely be two co-hosts. And if it goes the way I’m hoping it will go, we’re going to make an announcement this week.”
Cowell has said a male and a female co-host will be named. Khloe Kardashian has been reported recently as a front-runner for a hosting spot.
The story notes: “Kevin Jonas (whose brother, Nick Jonas, has signed on as a Season 2 mentor), BET’s ‘106 & Park’ host Rocsi Diaz, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, ‘Extra’ host Mario Lopez and ‘High School Musical’s’ Corbin Bleu are other names most recently bandied about for the co-hosting job.”