It seems ABC agreed with the rest of the world in determining that there would be no better fit for the job than Ryan Seacrest. And Seacrest was eager to hop back on board!
“It’s genuinely hard to put into words what American Idol means to me,” Seacrest said in a statement. “I’m so grateful for the show and all the career and life opportunities it’s allowed me to experience.”
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) July 20, 2017
He continued, “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 American 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.”