With the news that Fox is officially cancelling American Idol, Ryan Seacrest, the longtime host of the show, has officially released a statement saying that he is grateful to have been a part of the series. The show is currently getting ready for its Season 14 finale and has one more season left in its contract, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“American Idol has been a big part of my life for so long, it’s frankly hard to imagine it without it,” Seacrest wrote in a statement to People magazine. “It’s been a remarkable journey, and I feel very fortunate to have been part of a show that made television history in countless ways.”
Seacrest added that the final season would be “a special and emotional one” as the show looks back at past seasons. “All the American Idol producers, judges, crew and everyone at Fox have been heroic in their efforts to create, produce and sustain such a groundbreaking show for so many years. I’m so glad they’re going to give us a season-long send-off,” Seacrest stated.
Ryan Seacrest has been the host of the hit show ever since its beginning when he was a young 27-year-old. He reflected back on this and how the popularity of the series has helped his own career in addition to those musical careers it has helped launch. “It’s a show about chasing and fulfilling dreams, and truth be told, it helped some of my own dreams come true, too.”
Along with his success on American Idol, Seacrest has also delved into producing different reality TV series, which includes his work on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Speaking of the reality show, Seacrest has been making news lately in relation to an upcoming special on the show that will center on Bruce Jenner’s transformation from a man to a woman. Seacrest revealed that the special will be “very, very raw.”
“I watched it back, and I thought it was very emotion and very compelling,” Seacrest stated concerning the Jenner special.
Seacrest went on the reveal that the special would be “extremely emotional…where Bruce talks to his family about everything.” This is in contrast to early reports that the special was choreographed and that Jenner had already broken the news about his transformation to his family at an earlier date.
Watch all the drama unfold in the Ryan Seacrest produced Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce as it airs May 17, 2015, on E!
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