With the 2017-18 season of "American Idol" has been confirmed, "Idol" fans are really interested in learning what the revived show will contain. It is expected that it will have a new set of judges, as it has been the case for the later seasons after Simon Cowell left the show. People reported that the iconic host of the reality series, Ryan Seacrest, is officially confirmed to return to the show.

It was previously reported that there were some glitches during the negotiation process and that caused some problems with "Idol's" reboot. However, it was announced on "Live with Kelly & Ryan" that the 42-year-old radio personality is definitely coming back to his home on "American Idol."

Ryan Seacrest on hosting "American Idol" once again

Ryan Seacrest was the host of "American Idol" from 2002 all the way until 2016.

When the show was canceled after its 16th season in 2017, Seacrest moved on with his other gigs as a radio and TV personality.

In an interview, he said that it was hard to put into words how much "American Idol" meant to him and that he was so grateful for all the opportunity the show had opened for him. He also added that it has been a magnificent experience to host the show since the beginning. Now that he's returning to host the show at its new home on ABC, he feels an honor and privilege.

Seacrest believes that ABC is the perfect home for "Idol" and said that he is very confident in bringing back the show to its former glory with the help of its legion of fans. The TV host also added how he missed "Idol" traditions of discovering talents, showcasing their heartwarming stories, and turning dreams into reality.

New "Idol" judge Katy Perry immediately tweeted how things are getting spiced up in "American Idol" now that Ryan is back to host the show. Fans, however, are also clamoring for the return of its original judges since the hit reality singing contest's revival was announced in May.

Ryan is keeping his other gigs

Given Seacrest's existing commitments, fans are asking what gig he might leave now that he is confirmed to host "American Idol." On May 1, he signed to host "Live with Kelly & Ryan" with Kelly Ripa and considered this talk show his new priority alongside with his commitments to iHeartRadio and his syndicated radio show.

Thursday’s statement confirmed that Seacrest will be keeping his other two gigs in addition to "Idol." He will continue his hosting and executive producing jobs across all platforms. "American Idol" season 16 is coming back on May 9 and will kick off with the auditions on August 17.

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