American Idol Renews Ryan Seacrest For Two Years
April 24, 2012 at 4:07 AM (PT)
AMERICAN IDOL host and syndicated radio star RYAN SEACREST pocketed another $30 million YESTERDAY (4/23), when the FOX TV show renewed his contract for another two years as host of IDOL. The contract was scheduled to expire at the end of this season -- and was renewed for two years at the current rate of $15 million per year.
SEACREST has been IDOL's host since it launched 11 seasons ago.
"It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey with AMERICAN IDOL to continue," SEACREST said in a statement.
In a FOX statement, show creator SIMON FULLER noted that SEACREST had been with the program "from the very first day." and said "I can't imagine the show without him."