American Idol. Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest Is Staying With ‘American Idol’ For 2 More Years

Ryan Seacrest has inked a deal to stay with “American Idol” for two more years. Reports vary on the terms of the deal, but one estimated it to be worth $15 million per year.

“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 said in a statement.

“Ryan is one of a kind,” said Mike Darnell, president of Alternative Entertainment at Fox.

“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,” he added.

Seacrest’s previous contract was up at the end of the current season.