It’s official…Ryan Seacrest has returned to ‘American Idol.’
Booted from Fox after its ratings slipped, the show was recently picked up by ABC who called on Katy Perry to stand as one of its judges.
For months, producers were locked into meetings with host Seacrest with hopes of finalising a deal which worked for all parties and, much to the delight of his fans, this week has seen them do just that.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 20, 2017
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) July 20, 2017
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey beamed…
Much of American Idol’s overwhelming success can be attributed to Ryan, whose larger-than-life personality and laudable dedication to creating quality entertainment has made him a true master of his craft. 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.
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.