High School Musical star Corbin Bleu is in talks to co-host The X Factor, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Simon Cowell: "There's a good chance" Paula Abdul will judge X Factor
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.
Simon Cowell leaving U.K. X Factor
Besides High School Musical
, Bleu has released two albums and starred on the CW's short-lived The Beautiful Life: TBL