Ready to reminisce a little about American Idol? Host Ryan Seacrest dropped by the Harry show to chat with judge Harry Connick Jr about their time together on the iconic competition reality show.
During the first segment, Ryan and Harry remembered the fun and crazy times on set, the excitement of live television, and more.
Calling American Idol “my first big break that almost didn’t happen,” Ryan revealed how he nearly passed up the opportunity to host the show. Initially, Ryan was offered the job of hosting Family Feud. But the production company also suggested the possibility to helm a “mystery show.”
Ryan’s gut told him to hold out for the mystery show, which turned out to be American Idol. The rest is well-known history.
By the way, this video is the entire segment on Idol. The clip going around the internet is a shorter preview. Enjoy!