After MONTHS of casting rumors, contract negotiations, and repeated assurances that the announcement would be coming 'soon,' we have OFFICIAL confirmation that as it has been suggested for quite some time, Khloé Kardashian and Mario Lopez have signed their contracts and will be appearing as co-hosts on this season of X Factor!
And according to sources close to series, the pairs' respective salaries have added MILLIONS to the show's budget!
Officials with Fox have confirmed the news, and the duo is set to make their first appearance on the reality competition when its live shows begin Thursday, November 1st!
We were HOPING that the deal would go through for both of them!
You just never know what's going to happen until that dotted line is signed sometime!
But thankfully, even though they took their sweet time figuring the details out, we're just happy that everything is set in stone…and cannot WAIT to see how they do together when the madness of live performances begin!
What do U think?? Are U happy that Khloé and Mario got the gig?
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