Did 'American Idol' replace Ryan Seacrest as its host?

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American Idol pranked some viewers Sunday night when The Bachelor host Chris Harrison opened the show.

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!


While another wrote:


Some fans were not OK with Harrison on Seacrest’s turf:


One person actually supported the idea.


But despite Seacrest’s ongoing battle with sexual harassment allegations, it was just an April Fools’ prank.

American Idol airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Watch clips and full episodes of American Idol for free on Yahoo View.

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