Ryan Seacrest ‘doesn’t know’ if he can handle hosting American Idol again because of his packed work schedule
Ryan Seacrest ‘doesn’t know’ if he can handle hosting American Idol again.
The 42-year-old hunk has just been handed a permanent presenting slot on Live with Kelly and Ryan alongside his friend Kelly Ripa and, although he’s thrilled there are talks that the singing competition is getting a reboot, he doesn’t think he has enough time to host both shows if bosses were to approach him about reclaiming his job.
Speaking on the talk show on Monday morning, Kelly questioned him upon hearing the reboot rumors: ‘I think this has to happen. I went into seclusion when American Idol was canceled. Are you going to host it? Please tell me yes.’
Not sure: Ryan Seacrest, 42, admitted that he ‘doesn’t know’ if he can handle hosting American Idol again while on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Monday
To which Ryan replied after a long pause: ‘I don’t know if I can host it. Do you know the preparation I have to do for [Live!] every night?’
But Kelly, 46, wasn’t prepared to give up without a fight and vowed to do whatever she could to make it possible for her co-host to work on both their show and the talent contest.
She replied: ‘Yes you can, you can! I know that you’re busy in the mornings, I get it. I understand its hard doing double duty. You’ve got the radio show, you’ve got this. But your nights are free. You don’t have that much to do,’ she stated.
‘You can do this! You can disconnect for that! On the days where it is the day after, I will totally …you won’t even have to think, I will do it all!’
He’s got her support! Kelly Ripa, 46, questioned him upon hearing the reboot rumors, saying: ‘I think this has to happen
Long-lasting job: Ryan has been the host of the show for 15 years. He is pictured in May 2014. During the first season, Brian Dunkleman was also a host
After some deliberation, Ryan admitted that he was devastated when American Idol, which he presented for 15 years, was pulled off air last year and always hoped it would come back sometime in the future – although he wasn’t sure when.
He explained: ‘Whatever you want. You’re my work wife! I say yes and bow to you. No, I don’t know about that part yet. We haven’t gotten that far.’
‘This was news to me last week. I had said at the end of the series, “Goodbye for now,” hoping somewhere it would come back.’
Meanwhile, former AI producer producer Nigel Lythgoe told Variety: ‘They got their wish, but it feels a little too soon to bring it back.’
Former work buddies: The business mogul is seen with the show’s latest judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. at the 2015 TCAs in Pasadena