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Khloe Kardashian-Odom Exits 'The X-Factor'

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Khloe Kardashian-Odom has been let go as a host on The X Factor. Mario Lopez will be returning for season three.

“Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to co-host The X Factor,” said the producers in a statement. “We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

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Simon Cowell, the show's creator reacted to the news shortly after.

"I’m thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of The X Factor,” Simon said. “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”

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Lopez was also happy to hear the news.

“I’m looking forward to returning to The X Factor team,” Lopez said in a statement. “We’re coming back stronger and better than ever and I'm excited to check out all the new talent.”

In addition to Kardashian-Odom's departure, it is also being rumored that Cowell is eyeing Lady Gaga for a judge, following the departure of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Demi Lovato is also returning as a judge on the show.