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Ryan Seacrest signs a new contract with American Idol

April 24, 2012 Ryan Seacrest

TV and Radio presenter Ryan Seacrest has signed a $30m contract with American Idol, putting to an end speculation that he was leaving the show. Ryan who has hosted the show for 11 seasons is gearing for the 12th season.

Ryan confirmed the signing and said he is looking forward to traveling with the crew for the nationwide auditions. He tweeted ‘Still haven’t hit enough flyer miles for a wings pin. See you on the road for American Idol 12’.

In a statement, the 37-year old said ‘For the last 11 seasons, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of one of television’s most iconic shows.

“It has been a wild ride, and I am excited for my journey with American Idol to continue”.

Fox President of Alternative Entertainment Mike Darnell said “Ryan is one of a kind. His ability to engage the viewers, keep the contestants at ease during intense moments and adapt to any situations, especially during live shows solidifies him as the absolute best in the business.

“We cannot imagine doing this show without him”.

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