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Seacrest In - Ryan Seacrest Signs On To Host 'American Idol' For Two More Years

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
4/24/2012 6:28pm EDT

Ryan Seacrest

Despite judging panel shake-ups over the past few seasons of "American Idol" at least one thing (other than Randy Jackson) remains a constant on the show - Ryan Seacrest.

The show's host has signed a reported $30 million contract to host TV's top talent show for another two years.

"For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows," he said in a press release. "It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey with AMERICAN IDOL to continue.

"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. I especially appreciate the support and confidence of Peter Rice, Mike Darnell and the entire FOX team – as well as the support of everyone at FremantleMedia North America – and I look forward to continuing our partnership."

Darnell, Fox's President of Alternative Entertainment, called Ryan "one of a kind".

"He is an integral part of why AMERICAN IDOL is a true phenomenon," he adds, "and we can't imagine doing this show without him."

One of the busiest men in Hollywood, Seacrest not only visits millions of living rooms across the country two nights a week, but he also hosts a morning radio show on Los Angeles' KIIS FM, produces and hosts E! News.

He also produces numerous reality shows for the E! network, including "Keeping Up With The Kardashians", "Khloe and Lamar", and "Kim and Kourtney Take New York". He'll also be launching his own cable channel this summer along with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

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