After rumors that Ryan Seacrest would go back to host ABC’s “American Idol” reboot started swirling previous this yr, the casting has after all been showed.
That’s proper, Seacrest, the person who principally produces the entirety at the E! community, co-hosts “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and nonetheless hosts a day-to-day morning radio display ― amongst different obligations ― will by some means in finding time to go back to the “Idol” level week after week. (It turns out like other people on Twitter had been rightfully involved that Seacrest would possibly quickly come for all our jobs.)
Kelly Ripa shared the inside track on “Live” Thursday morning, telling the target audience, “I am happy to confirm ― I can confirm with absolute confirmation ― that Ryan Seacrest is returning [as] the host of ‘American Idol.’”
“First of all, I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a 15-year relationship and for a reason you really don’t know, you break up,” Seacrest started. “I thought, ‘Gosh, it’d be great to get back together at some point.’”
The manufacturer additionally shared his pleasure on Twitter, the place he wrote, “Reuniting with an old flame. So excited to see u again 🙂 [American Idol].”
Ripa was once not anything however supportive of her co-host, telling him, “You make that show. You are the heart and soul.”
ABC introduced in May that it could be bringing “Idol” again to TV in 2018. The making a song festival previously made its house at Fox, the place it aired for 15 seasons.
In a remark got via E! News, Seacrest stated:
It’s in reality onerous to position into phrases what ‘American Idol’ manner to me. I’m so thankful for the display and the entire profession and lifestyles alternatives it’s allowed me to enjoy. It’s been a fantastic adventure from day one. To be requested to go back this yr, at my new house at Disney/ABC, is an honor, if now not a little bit surreal. I imagine ABC is the very best house for ‘Idol,’ and I’ve each self belief the display’s legions of enthusiasts will adore it ― particularly ‘Idol’s’ absolute best traditions of showcasing heartwarming tales, outstanding ability discovery, and, absolute best of all, making desires come true.
“We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of ‘American Idol’ with Ryan at the helm,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, stated in a remark got via E! News.
He persisted, “His talent is limitless, and I can’t think of a more appropriate person to honor the ‘Idol’ legacy as it takes on new life than the man who has been there through it all.”
Details about possible judges stay sparse, however we do know Simon Cowell has completely “no interest” in coming again. Perhaps there’s room for Brian Dunkleman?