Idol host’s radio show to go Real

By | Published on Friday 8 July 2011

Ryan Seacrest

‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest will soon be showing up late nights on the Real Radio network around the UK. The Guardian owned radio station will be taking and re-packaging Seacrest’s LA-based US radio show for a British audience. It’s not the first time Seacrest has had a UK radio outlet, he previously appeared on the local FM network operated by what is now Global Radio.

Confirming the new deal, Seacrest told reporters: “It’s a thrill for me to bring our show to the UK, a nation so rich in arts, culture and entertainment. It’s also exciting to expand our reach internationally. I’m confident we’ll learn and grow, as we have every step of the way since our early days as a small radio show on one Los Angeles station”.

Meanwhile GMG Radio’s John Simons added: “Ryan Seacrest has a huge following in the UK thanks to ‘American Idol’ but his radio show is one of the best in the world and I’m delighted we’ll be able to bring it to listeners in the UK every day of the working week – something that’s never been done before”.