The long-running singing show ended this past April after 15 seasons.
Seacrest, who is currently in Rio for the Olympics, told THR what he misses the most from the series:
The people. You used to go away for summer break but you knew the school season would start again and you’d get to rekindle with all of these people whom you were really close to and who were really close to you. This time we got summer break but I won’t get to see these people in homeroom again. That’s the bittersweet part of it. In terms of realizing that it’s truly gone, I don’t know that it’ll kick in until we’re not on the air anymore. But I have the judges’ desk, they gave me that, so I can sit and play at home.”
He also revealed that American Idol may return in the future:
There’s nothing that has officially happened or was happening officially that inspired me to say that. I just personally felt like saying it — and I felt like with a brand like American Idol, I have a hard time believing it’s gone forever. I don’t know in what capacity and on what platform it could be reimagined, but it seems to me that at some point a reimagination of the franchise would be a likely pursuit.”
And if it does return, Seacrest would love to be a part of it:
Absolutely. I’m grateful for what that show has done for me personally and professionally, so without a doubt I’d love to be part of whatever exists. As a host, as a producer, as both — whatever role seems to be the one that they’re enthusiastic about and fits the bill.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of American Idol? Would you like a revival?