He didn’t quite nail Ryan Seacrest’s famous “This. Is American Idol,” delivery, though, so Seacrest popped in to demonstrate how it’s done. But if you think that Seacrest is grooming Harrison to take over for him, don’t be fooled. When Harrison tried it again, he stated, “This … is April Fools’.”
Turns out, some people actually fell for the joke!
— Mel Brown (@melbrown0) April 2, 2018
While another wrote:
sooo American idol just pranked my ass, they really had me thinking Chris Harrison was the new host #AmericanIdol
— ellen (@steaminnieman) April 2, 2018
Some fans were not OK with Harrison on Seacrest’s turf:
Wait a second, Chris Harrison, go back to the Bachelor. American Idol is only for @RyanSeacrest
— Katie Russo (@ktrusso521) April 2, 2018
One person actually supported the idea.
— Tracy Watson (@trayce) April 2, 2018
But despite Seacrest’s ongoing battle with sexual harassment allegations, it was just an April Fools’ prank.
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