09/07/2012 at 10:00 AM EDT
Could The X Factor
soon include the K Factor?
is in the running to become the host of the Fox talent show, according to TMZ.com
, which reports that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians
star, 28, is a frontrunner to take the former over for ousted host (and Welsh TV star) Steve Jones
Unidentified sources say her chances of being hired are high, according to the report.
"I'm a big fan of The X Factor
," Kardashian told E! Online
last month, after reports surfaced that she was among the finalists who auditioned for the gig.
"I've always wanted to do hosting or talk show hosting, so it's definitely something that I would love to do and would be honored to do," she added. "I love Simon [Cowell]
The X Factor
returns for its second season on Sept. 12 (8 p.m. ET), with new faces Britney Spears
and Demi Lovato
on the judges' panel.
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