They may have won Nationals, but now one of McKinley High's own could be heading to a bigger stage! Sources confirm to TV Guide Magazine that Glee star Kevin McHale, who's portrayed wheelchair-bound Artie on the musical Fox series for the past three seasons, is under consideration to co-host The X Factor this fall.
The 24-year-old actor has a history with the Fox reality competition, having hosted a Pepsi-sponsored, behind-the-scenes featurette during last year's premiere. In what could also be viewed as a trial run, he co-hosted this year's Teen Choice Awards on July 22 alongside new X Factor judge Demi Lovato. If McHale does land the hosting gig, Gleeks can rest assured that it will not affect his role on Glee when it returns for a fourth season on Thursday, September 13.
The search for new X Factor hosts has been a lengthy one since Steve Jones was fired at the end of Season 1. Simon Cowell has said he's interested in hiring a male-female duo comprised of personalities who do not have previous hosting experience. Other names up for consideration include Khloe Kardashian, Erin Andrews and Kelly Osbourne.
Fox had no comment. The X Factor premieres Wednesday, September 12 at 8/7c.
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- TV Guide Magazine