He's back! Ryan Seacrest confirmed to host 'American Idol' on ABC

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 16:40:23-04

He's Back! Ryan Seacrest has confirmed what we all anticipated; he will host "American Idol" for the show's first season on ABC. 

The show tweeted out a voice memo from Seacrest saying "This... is... American Idol and I'm your host, Ryan Seacrest. Yeah, that felt good, I think I still got it."



Seacrest also announced the news Thursday on "Live with Kelly and Ryan."

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Katy Perry, who is confirmed as a judge on the show's revival, tweeted "I'm spicy, @RyanSeacrest is seasoned! All the right ingredients are coming together on @AmericanIdol. Have YOU auditioned? #TheNextIdol