Now that Kelly Osbourne is officially leaving E!’s hit show “Fashion Police,” there’s a vacant spot on the squad. Luckily, they may not have a long search process as one of the network’s biggest stars has expressed interest in the position.
It was previously reported that the network was looking at “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Khloé Kardashian to fill the vacant seat on the show. Although nothing has been confirmed, People Magazine reports that current “Fashion Police” star Giuliana Rancic has said that she would love to see the Kardashian join the cast. These are bold words from Rancic as she’s believed to be the reason the Kelly Osbourne is leaving the show in the first place. The two were swept up in a public relations nightmare after Rancic made some offensive comments about pop star Zendaya’s dreadlocks on the Oscars red carpet. Osbourne took to Twitter to express her outrage and, not long after, it was announced that she was no longer with the show.
Believe it or not, Kardashian has more qualifications for the job than simply being on the network. This past year she’s joined the “Fashion Police” as a guest panelist during both their Oscars and Grammys pre-show red carpet coverage. It would make sense for E! to go with an already established name that has appeared on the show in the past. After all, as Page Six notes, the Kardashian clan has recently signed a deal with the network for $100 million to continue being personalities – a stint on “Fashion Police” would be a logical step for Khloé.
This will mark the second change to the “Fashion Police” lineup this year. The show was hit with tragedy when founding member Joan Rivers died in September. The show took a brief break to mourn the loss of the comedy and fashion icon before starting things back up again with Kathy Griffin at the helm. It is believed that Osbourne’s exit will not cause a hiccup in the show’s scheduled return on March 30.