Corbin Bleu

High School Musical star Corbin Bleu is in talks to co-host The X Factor, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Bleu would share honors with previously reported co-host Nicole Scherzinger. Neither star has officially joined the Fox series, but both are close to signing deals, according to EW.

The X Factor must have its host and judges panels in place by May 8 — the first day of production. Simon Cowell has hinted that former American Idol cohort Paula Abdul and U.K. X Factor judge Cheryl Cole will likely join him and L.A. Reid at the judges' table.

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Besides High School Musical, Bleu has released two albums and starred on the CW's short-lived The Beautiful Life: TBL.