With rumors swirling that Neil Patrick Harris is being groomed to take over Ryan Seacrest’s hosting duties on “American Idol,” Harris appeared this week on “Access Hollywood” and made it clear he’s not interested, The Huffington Post reports.
"I would not want to do that job at all,” Harris said. “I’d rather be a judge on ‘American Idol.’ That seems like the fun gig. You don’t have to memorize, you just sit there and judge if they’re good or bad. But poor Seacrest has to read that little teleprompter thing."
Harris, a four-time Emmy nominee for CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” said he heard about the rumors the same place most people did — on the Internet.
Harris won two Emmys in 2010 — one for a guest role on “Glee” and one as part of “The 63rd Annual Tony Awards.”
Talk of Harris taking over for Seacrest on Fox’s “Idol” started after word surfaced that Seacrest was launching a TV network and was being considered to replace Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show.