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Could Stacy Keibler be next host of 'The X Factor'?

Stacy Keibler

is one of a handful of stars rumored to be on the short list to become the next host of

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"The X Factor."

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Baltimore native who's profile has soared since dating A-lister

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George Clooney
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, is one of five people

Simon Cowell

is considering for the job to replace

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Steve Jones
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.

Cowell apparently wants two people to host. As he puts it to EW, “I want to work with a boy and girl and I definitely think this is a role for two people."

E Online says Keibler has interviewed with the show's top brass but has yet to begin "formal talks."

Besides Keibler, the other names EW mentions are: Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J from

BET

,

Mario Lopez

, who now hosts "America’s Best Dance Crew," the omnipresent Khloé Kardashian and

Kelly Osbourne

, sportscaster Erin Andrews, radio personality Mike Catherwood, Stevie Ryan from VH1  and

Katerina Graham

, an actress from "Vampire Diaries."

According to EW, officials aren't expected to make an announcement about their choice for a few weeks.

If Keibler got the part, it will be her first significant television role since she was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars." She's had a number of guest spots on other shows, most recently the

TBS

show "Men at Work."

jill.rosen@baltsun.com

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