Actor and television personality Mario Lopez will return as the host of THE X FACTOR. He joins judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the hit singing competition series, which launches its third season this fall on FOX.
Lopez first joined THE X FACTOR last season as a host. He began his career in entertainment as a young actor and has appeared in TV, film and on Broadway. He currently hosts the entertainment news magazine show, “Extra.”
“I’m looking forward to returning to THE X FACTOR team,” said Lopez. “We’re coming back stronger and better than ever and I'm excited to check out all the new talent.”
“I’m thrilled Mario is back for Season Three of THE X FACTOR,” said Simon Cowell. “Hosting a live show and keeping the judges – especially Demi – in line, is not an easy job, but Mario is a pro and we are glad he’s coming back.”
Open auditions for Season Three of THE X FACTOR continue in Long Island, NY, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25; and in Denver, CO, at the Denver Coliseum on May 14. For details, please visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com.
Mario Lopez is the host of the nationally syndicated entertainment news show, “Extra.” He also is the host of the nationwide Clear Channel radio show, “On with Mario Lopez.” An avid boxing fan, he is a recurring commentator on HBO’s boxing programs and he recently produced a documentary based on the sport, entitled “Champ.”
Lopez is a New York Times best-selling author for his healthy eating guide, “Extra Lean.” In May 2011, he released the follow-up to “Extra Lean,” entitled “Extra Lean Family.” Additionally, Lopez wrote “Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness,” a best-selling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime, and “Mud Tacos,” a children’s’ book he co-authored with his sister, Marissa. As a follow-up to “Mud Tacos,” Lopez released “Mario & Baby Gia,” a children’s book he wrote for his daughter, Gia.