Ryan Seacrest as American Idol host signs contract for another 2 years

By on Apr 24, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Music, Television, United States Comments

American Idol 2012 host Ryan Seacrest signed another 2-year contract deal for the said show, which was reportedly worth $15 million per year; with the network has officially announcing the exact amount.

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest
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As noted at E! Online on Monday, April 23, 2012, Ryan Seacrest, who has been the host of Fox‘ top-rating reality singing competition since it made its debut back in June 11, 2001, signed a new contract for the show.

“For the last 11 seasons, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of one of television’s most iconic shows. It’s been a wild ride, and I’m excited for my journey with ‘American Idol‘ to continue,” Seacrest was quoted in a statement, with the show leading the Top 10 TV’s Biggest Moneymakers for 2011.

“The legions of fans, amazingly talented contestants, judges, and producers, along with the hard working Idol crew, impress me every time we go on air and make hosting the show a dream job.” Seacrest added, thanking the entire Fox team, show producer FremantleMedia North America, and judges as well.

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

“He is an integral part of why American Idol is a true phenomenon, and we can’t imagine doing this show without him.” Darnell added, with American Idol 2012 now only has Top 7 finalists remaining after Colton Dixon was eliminated last week.

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