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Ryan Seacrest Will Return As Host Of "American Idol" And People Have A Lot Of Thoughts

"Dim the lights, here we go."

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Clearly, Ryan Seacrest has a lot of time on his hands and this will free him up even more!

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You know, between hosting the daytime talkshow Live with Kelly and Ryan, the radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest, television specials such as Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and now the reboot of American Idol.


Future co-star and Idol judge, Katy Perry, tweeted her excitement over the reveal.

I’m spicy, @RyanSeacrest is seasoned❗️All the right ingredients are coming together on @AmericanIdol. Have YOU auditioned? #TheNextIdol 🎶🎤🎶

Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say about this big news. Some fans were thrilled to see that Seacrest will return to the position that launched him into stardom.

Ryan Seacrest is the only guy perfect to host @AmericanIdol 👌🏼👏🏼

It's expected Ryan Seacrest will host Idol. He's the only one deserving to host that show. No one else.


At what point are there too many shows about discovering people? Ryan Seacrest and American Idol are coming back li…


But above all, people just don't understand how he has time for ANOTHER job.

Convinced ryan seacrest has clones cuz how tf does 1 man host a morning show, American idol, and a radio show. I can barely make it to work.

Literally how does Ryan Seacrest have time for another job and I can barely find time to make a $4 Target return.

I feel like Ryan Seacrest may very well be a robot


Ryan Seacrest literally does everything...can he adopt me?! 🙄

And one fan asked the REAL question here.

Ryan Seacrest is back with American Idol I'm happy about that but can they just get Simon Paula and Randy back so it can be enjoyable again

Bring back Simon!!!!

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