It has been confirmed that Ryan Seacrest is returning to host American Idol. Seacrest made the announcement on Thursday on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Seacrest told Ripa: “I’ve been waiting and waiting but I didn’t want to … we’ve been talking about it for a little while. But I am happy to confirm with absolute confirmation that Ryan Seacrest is returning [as] the host of American Idol.”
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey says in a statement. “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.” American Idol returns to ABC in 2018.