Ryan Seacrest Will Return to Host ‘American Idol’ Season 18!

Ryan Seacrest is once again returning to host American Idol!

The longtime host, who has filled the role ever since the show’s first season in 2002, will return to host the long-running singing competition series, ABC announced on Friday (September 20).

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie all return as judges, as well as in-house mentor Bobby Bones.

American Idol has been my home for 17 seasons and I can’t wait to return to the stage. It’s the greatest gift to be able to play a part in discovering new talent with a franchise that has been such a relevant part of American culture for so many years,” he said in a statement.

The show’s 18th season overall, and its 3rd on ABC since being rebooted, will return sometime in 2020.

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