Khloe Kardashian’s Nip Slip on X Factor Boosts Show’s Ratings
The day when Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez debuted as the hosts of X Factor, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star showed a bit more than her hosting skills.
Dressed in a black skirt and sheer purple low cut blouse, the new X Factor host left little to the imagination with her nip slip. However, after realizing about the wardrobe malfunction, Khloe made light of the incident and tweeted, “I think I had a little nip action earlier LOL!”
The X Factor judge and mentor Simon Cowell too made a reference to the incident on twitter. His post read, “I think the air conditioning is on high tonight looking at Khloe.”
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Interestingly, the nip slip seems to have boosted the popularity of the show, with the show’s overall audience increasing 30 percent. The Chicago Tribune pointed out that “some 7.4 million viewers watched "The X Factor" on Fox television, according to early ratings data, up some 30 percent from last week's 5.7 million and a 13 percent increase in the 18-49 age group most coveted by advertisers.”
Khloe’s Hosting Skills Receive Mixed Reviews
Wardrobe malfunction aside, the verdict is still out regarding her hosting skills. While many think Khloe has already proved herself as a capable host, many feel her lack of experience was evident, which resulted in a few awkward moments on the show.
According to Xfinity.com, Khloe often ended up shouting her lines and made awkward talks with contestants and judges. The site reported that at one point she even came across as “an oddly flirtatious schoolgirl as she introduced Cowell as ‘Mr. Sexy.’”
But Khloe wasn’t afraid to push judges Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, and L.A. Reid to specific regarding their comments and criticism, which is considered one of her strong points.
For instance, when Cowell criticized Britney regarding her song selection, Khloe pushed Cowell, the executive producer of the show, to suggest suitable songs. “He was floored at being called out, but in a totally good way. Simon was actually getting exactly what he asked for — good for you, Khloe,” was what the Hollywood Life feels.
Meanwhile, on his decision to have two hosts instead of one, Cowell told the Deadbolt: “The very first show I ever did on TV was the British version of American Idol and we had two hosts. It was so much fun. I always think that with two hosts they’ve got each other to rely on.
“We worked out that there’s so much talking one host has to do on these live shows in terms of voting information and other information that it would be more fun for the viewers to split it up so you’re not hearing the same person talk and talk. We’ll find out soon if it was a good idea or terrible idea.”