Randy Jackson Says He'd Only Return to 'American Idol' If He Can Host Alongside Ryan Seacrest

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around WHY this ‘American Idol’ reboot is happening, but in the latest ‘AI’ news Randy Jackson could be returning to the show — but not as a judge.

via Page Six:

“They wanted me to take Ryan Seacrest’s job, because they said ‘Look man, look, you got it. You know how to do it, dawg,’” Jackson, 60, told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday. “I would only host with Ryan. He’s my friend. You know let’s see — Kelly [Ripa] and Ryan, Ryan and Randy. Oh man. It’s gonna work man. I feel it!”

The music producer and former “Idol” judge is enthusiastic about the return of the series, which moved from Fox to ABC.

“I’m happy for it! Listen, it’s a great show,” he said. “I think it’s still the best of its kind ever, so I’m really happy, you know what I mean? It’s a great, great show. I’m sure it’s gonna be fun.”

He was particularly enthused about Katy Perry as a judge, even though her alleged $25 million payday may have irked Seacrest to the point of stalling his own talks to return.

“Katy’s great, love her,” he said. “She guest-judged with us one season … Love her, I’m a fan, I’m a friend. She’s dope. She’s talented.”

As for who he’d want to join her on the panel this time around, he only had two words: “Simon Cowell.”

Are you love muffins as unenthused about this idea as we are?

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