Khloe Kardashian has been fired as a host on the X Factor after just one season, following a disappointing reception.
“They are asking Mario [Lopez] to come back, but not Khloe,” an insider confirmed to the New York Post.
A spokesperson for the X Factor refused to confirm the report, instead stating simply: “The producers have not yet made the talent decisions for this year.”
Despite her wide popularity as a star on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian came to the X Factor with no hosting experience.
Her lack of training showed as she occasionally appeared nervous and unsure of how to act in front of the cameras.
The live show format was challenging for an inexperienced host, meaning links could not be re-recorded and Khloe Kardashian’s comments were out unedited.
Even Khloe Kardashian admitted it wasn’t easy.
“Just learning how there’s a screaming audience and you don’t yell because the mic is right there,” she explained.
“I will have an earpiece in my ear, and while I’m trying to read the teleprompter then I have someone counting down and they’re like, <<Okay, ask Simon this or that>>.
“There were so just so many pieces I never knew were involved in live TV.
“I do feel like through every show I got better and better, but my first week I literally was like, <<I am going to die. I want to fake a heart attack>>.”
The decision by X Factor bosses to not renew Khloe Kardashian’s contract will be a blow to the Kardashian family, who had turned out in force to support her.
The extended family, including sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, had been regulars in the audience, with Kim’s superstar boyfriend Kanye West even making an appearance.
Despite her warm personality the 28-year-old was criticized for being overly loud, and her well-meaning but occasionally ill judged comments left viewers cringing.
Khloe Kardashian previously revealed she was asked not to take any hosting lessons before she started, leaving her unprepared for what to expect.
She added: “I’ve never done live TV before, and I was asked to not do any hosting lessons because they wanted me to be just myself. I found the day before because the stage was just built, that I couldn’t read the teleprompter without glasses, so I had to get contacts the day before.”
But Khloe Kardashian’s lack of experience could not be overcome, with even her fashion choices raising eyebrows.
On her very first show Khloe Kardashian caused a Twitter storm in a sheer blouse that exposed her nipples under the harsh studio lighting.
Even Simon Cowell remarked on the error, tweeting: “I think the air conditioning is on high tonight looking at khloe.”
On another occasion Khloe Kardashian perched herself on Simon Cowell’s lap and asked if he felt “excited”, missing the mark on the family show.
Khloe Kardashian’s vastly more experienced co-host Mario Lopez was also forced to defend Khloe against her critics, telling reporters “she’s sweet”.
She is not alone in leaving the show this season. Judges Britney Spears and LA Reid are also moving on, creating two openings on the panel.
There was no reaction to the bad news on Khloe Kardashian’s blog or Twitter feed. But despite the high-profile nature of the role Khloe Kardashian is sure to not be too upset.
She remains part of the most popular reality show on TV with her role on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
And her husband Lamar Odom is finding success with his new basketball team, the LA Clippers.