ABC announced the host of its “American Idol” reboot this morning, and to no surprise, Ryan Seacrest will return to host the show. Seacrest was a staple of “Idol” during the singing competition’s long run on Fox.
Seacrest, who was widely speculated to be coming back to the show, broke the news today on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
In a statement from ABC confirming the news, Seacrest is quoted saying: “It’s genuinely hard to put into words what ‘American Idol’ means to me. I’m so grateful for the show and all the career and life opportunities it’s allowed me to experience. It’s been an incredible journey from day one. To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney|ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal.”
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Ryan Seacrest (Disney/ABC)