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‘American Idol’ Is Back — Will Ryan Seacrest Return as Host?

‘American Idol’ Is Back — Will Ryan Seacrest Return as Host?
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“American Idol” is returning to prime time!

Earlier today, “Good Morning America” broke the news that the popular singing competition will be rebooted on ABC.

On Monday’s episode of "Live with Kelly and Ryan," Ryan Seacrest commented on rumors that he could come back as a host. He shared, “I had said at the end of the series, ‘Good-bye for now,’ hoping somewhere it would come back. I had no idea it was being talked about to come here until late last week I heard a rumor in the news and made a phone call, and they said, ‘Yeah, it may actually end up here.’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of good to know since I work here.’” Watch!

"So what I do know is, apparently it’s unofficial but very close to being said it will be here. I don’t know if I can host it…” he went on.

In response to his explanation, Kelly said, "You can disconnect for that! On the days where it is the day after, I will totally… you won’t even have to think, I will do it all!”

Another source told People magazine that there have been “no formal discussions with Ryan about his involvement,” but he would be “open” to talk. The insider added, "His plate is obviously pretty full already. His priority is 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' he has big commitments to iHeartRadio daily and the syndicated radio show. That said, Ryan has a lot of affection for ‘Idol' given the significance to his career, and it taps into the things he loves — a live show, pop music, discovering new talent, etc."

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