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Ryan Seacrest Named Host of ‘American Idol’ Revival

Seacrest Will Remain on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan" During the Stint

Surprise, surprise! Ryan Seacrest will return as host and producer of the revival of ABC’s “American Idol,” which is expected to debut in March 2018. “It’s genuinely hard to put into words what ‘American Idol’ means to me,” Seacrest said in a statement. “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,”
he added. “To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney|ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal. I believe ABC is the perfect home for ‘Idol,’ and I’ve every confidence the show’s legions of fans will love it — especially ‘Idol”s best traditions of showcasing heartwarming stories, remarkable talent discovery, and, best of all, making dreams come true.”

Seacrest will remain co-host of syndicated “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” as well as his radio hosting gig, while appearing on “American Idol.”