Ryan Seacrest Is Officially Returning To Host ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Reboot
Seriously, when does this man sleep? After rumors that Ryan Seacrest would return to host ABC’s “American Idol” reboot began swirling earlier this year, the casting has finally been confirmed. That’s right, Seacrest, the man who basically produces everything on the E! network, co-hosts “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and still hosts a daily morning radio show, among other responsibilities, will somehow find time to return to the “Idol” stage week after week. It seems like people on Twitter should be rightfully concerned that Seacrest may soon come for all of our jobs. Lol!
Kelly Ripa shared the news on “Live”, telling the audience, “I am happy to confirm ― I can confirm with absolute confirmation ― that Ryan Seacrest is returning as the host of ‘American Idol.’” “First of all, I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a 15-year relationship and for a reason you really don’t know, you break up,” Seacrest began. “I thought, ‘Gosh, it’d be great to get back together at some point.’” The producer also shared his excitement on Twitter, where he wrote, “Reuniting with an old flame. So excited to see u again 🙂 [American Idol].” Ripa was nothing but supportive of her co-host, telling him, “You make that show. You are the heart and soul.” ABC announced in May that it would be bringing “Idol” back to TV in 2018. The singing competition formerly made its home at Fox, where it aired for 15 seasons. In a statement by E! News, Seacrest said:
‘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. 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.’
Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement, “We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of ‘American Idol’ with Ryan at the helm,” He continued, “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.” Details about potential judges remain sparse but we do know Simon Cowell has absolutely no interest in coming back. Perhaps there’s room for Brian Dunkleman, who co-hosted with Seacrest in the first season of “American Idol”?
Who Says You Can Never Go Home! Congratulations Ryan Seacrest On Your Return To American Idol!
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
This was Seacrest’s baby from the start and as he stated, he always hoped there would be a return for the show and him being a part of it. It is no surprise “Idol” has been rebooted as talent shows are really hot right now. No doubt, it will be an astounding success with Seacrest at the helm.
Two of Cups: Inverted (Upside Down)
This is a new relationship. Since pulled inverted, it shows a re-do on an old relationship and making it into something new.
Two of Pentacles:
This is fluctuations in career goals. I feel this particular card pull indicates that Seacrest was not expecting this offer to become available but when it did, he changed his whole career course to do it.
Five of Swords:
This is the what I call the wuss card or being taken advantage of. This card could indicate that Seacrest had to make some big compromises in his life to take over the show. Considering that he has about a dozen successful irons in the fire all at once, I would think he did just that.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com