As ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians continue to plummet, show execs are looking in a new direction: specifically, North.
RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that series star Kim Kardashian is being pressured to feature her daughter with fiancé Kanye West, North, on the show. But even though Kim thinks her daughters ready to join the family business, sources say that so far, Kanye’s forbidden it — even if that means the end of the show.
Once a ratings powerhouse, KUWTK has slipped in recent weeks, racking up a scant 2.56 million viewers for the Season Nine premiere, which is, down almost half-a-million from the Season Eight premiere back in June 2013, according to TV By The Numbers.
So recently, Ryan Seacrest, who produces the Kardashian reality shows for E!, “personally reached out to Kim and asked her to consider allowing North on the show, even in just a limited amount,” the insider reveals.
“Kim really wants to put North on the show…” the source explains. “Viewers and fans of the show want to see Kim interact with her daughter, and how she is as a mother.”
“Kim has always been an open book with her fans,” the source continues, “but once Kanye came on the scene, that all changed. Kanye shuts Kim down whenever she brings it up.”
Kanye “doesn’t want his daughter ever to appear on Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” an insider tells Radar. “He thinks reality television is tacky, and doesn’t want North on display. He will be very happy when Kim is done with the show.”
If anything is gonna ruin Kim and Kanye’s relationship it’s gonna be stuff like this. Her thirst for attention and limelight is one thing, but putting North into that Kardashian hype-machine is another thing entirely.
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