Brian Dunkleman – you are wanted by Ryan Seacrest!
Access Hollywood’s Liz Hernandez caught up with the “American Idol” host at the Season 14 finale on Wednesday (where Nick Fradiani was crowned Season 14 champ), and Ryan extended an invite to his former co-host for the upcoming final season of the Fox reality series.
“Here’s an invitation. Brian you’re welcome to come back and hang man,” Ryan told Access of Brian, who only co-hosted for the first season of the singing competition series.
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“Believe me, I’d love it,” Ryan continued.
And Dunkleman might not be the only familiar face to appear in “Idol’s” last season.
“We absolutely would think about that,” Ryan said of having original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson come back.
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“What we’re going to do is in a few weeks we’re going to get together, producers and myself, and talk about what [Season] 15 will be like,” Ryan teased.
“It would be remarkable to bring back Paula, Randy, Simon for a little bit of fun chemistry,” he said. “I couldn’t resist that.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban – along with Ryan – will appear on the show’s final season, which will debut in January on Fox.
— Jesse Spero
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