Although co-host Mario Lopez has signed on for season 3, the Kardashian reality starlet will not be back.
Fox made the official announcement, Monday afternoon, with this brief statement, “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Show creator and judge, Simon Cowell, also added, “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges…in line is not an easy job.. . . Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.” There was no mention of Khloe’s return or exit, however.
The singing competition show has struggled to reel in the ratings, Cowell had hoped for, and maintain a tight knit “family” of show participants almost since the very beginning.
Since its premiere, back in 2011, the show has lost five judges and two hosts. The lineup includes Paula Abdul, Nicole Schrezinger, British host Steve Jones , singers Britney Spears and Demi Lovato and music executive L.A. Reid.
We’re hoping the third season will be a charm. We’re sure, Cowell is hoping he’ll finally get it right and the show will make a break through this time around as well.