Ryan Seacrest 'doesn't know' if he can host Idol again

Ryan Seacrest addressed rumors that he'll host an American Idol reboot during the Monday, May 8, episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan.

"Kelly [Clarkson] is on the top of the list to be a judge", an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY of the singer's possible return to American Idol, which was recently picked up for a reboot on ABC. Should the new "American Idol" switch to ABC, it will reportedly premiere in March 2018 and air on Sunday nights to compete against football.

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Ryan admitted though he doesn't know if he can host it based on all the preparation he has to do for Live. We got Ryan and GF Shayna in NYC Saturday night and he certainly didn't shut down the possibility of hosting the show again.

"I'm going to start a prayer circle", she said.

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"I don't know about that part yet, we haven't gotten that far", he said, but noted his new job's parent company would make the gig easier.

'This was news to me last week. "I said, 'Well, that's kind of good to know, I work here!'" In an interview with TMZ though, the radio host seemed optimistic, saying that "I love that show. On the days where it is the day after, I will totally.you won't even have to think, I will do it all!" "I had said at the end of the series, 'Goodbye for now, ' hoping somewhere it would come back". The morning talk show tapes in New York City each morning, while Idol is shot on the opposite coast in Los Angeles.

Since Seacrest just signed on to LIVE! and inked a $73-million iHeart Radio deal, he's offering LIVE! guests double the bang for their buck to keep them away from his rival.

Seacrest and his girlfriend was spotted by TMZ in NY on Sunday, and he was asked about a possible "American Idol" return.

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