It's Official! Mario will be back as the host of The X-Factor for the 3rd season this fall! Mario says he could not be more excited!

Fox also released a statement saying that Khloe Kardashian will not be back as host saying, "We really enjoyed working with Khloe and wish he the best in her future endeavors."

Simon commented on Mario returning saying, "I'm thrilled Mario is back for season 3. Hosting a live show and keeping the judges in line is not an easy job. Mario is a pro and we are so glad he is coming back!"

Be sure to keep it locked on On With Mario all fall for all the inside information on The X-Factor!