Ryan Seacrest to stay on American Idol
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will remain on the top-rated US TV singing contest, the Fox television network said on Monday, ending speculation the popular personality might jump to a new show.
Seacrest has hosted Idol for 11 seasons and seen contestants such as Kelly Clarkson go on to singing stardom, Jennifer Hudson win an Oscar and Adam Lambert court controversy with his glam style.
"It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey with American Idol to continue," Seacrest said in a statement.
Media industry publications, citing unnamed sources, reported that Seacrest signed a two-year contract extension at $15 million (Dh55 million) per year, but that could not be confirmed.