The X Factor: 8 Dream Hosts for Season 2

Back in January, Simon Cowell ejected square-jawed automaton Steve Jones from his hosting pod on the U.S. version of The X Factor, but now, with only a week till the show’s launch, the cranky, V-neck-loving Brit has yet to name a replacement.

Yes, the audition rounds will be a host-free experience. And folks like Glee‘s Kevin McHale and Khloe Kardashian have seen their names pop up as potential candidates for a proposed two-emcee format, but we’ve got other ideas. Check out our gallery below, then hit the comments with your own suggestions. And for all my reality recaps and commentary, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!