The X Factor: Mario Lopez, Khloe Kardashian To Co-Host

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Oct. 16 2012, Updated 6:00 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Simon says he wants more stars.

The X Factor's already big name cast just added two more famous faces: Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez have officially signed on to host the studio incarnation of Simon Cowell's hit show beginning next month, according to new reports.

The 28-year-old reality star was linked to the show through pal/judge Demi Lovato, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Lopez, 39, was chosen over candidates such as Corbin Bleu, Kevin Jonas and Kevin McHale, the paper reported. He and Kardashian replace former host Steve Jones.

Other hosts of network competitions include Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Nick Cannon (America's Got Talent) and Carson Daly (The Voice).

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