Ryan Seacrest Replacing Nick Cannon On 'America's Got Talent'

Mar. 3 2017, Published 9:56 a.m. ET

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Nick Cannon quit America's Got Talent after a nasty argument with the show's producers — and now Ryan Seacrest wants to replace him!

"Ryan misses American Idol and loves being on prime-time TV. This is an opportunity that has opened up and he is jumping at it," sources tell exclusively.

"Within minutes of the news breaking that Nick had left the show, Ryan's team sprung into action," an insider added. "They have made it clear that he wants this job and the reported $5 million that goes along with it."

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Nick, is it too late to say 'sorry'? As readers know, Cannon's erratic behavior in recent weeks has friends worried he's headed for a breakdown.

After leaving AGT, he fired longtime advisers, including publicist Alla Plotkin and agent Chris Smith, which has insiders "concerned" for the 36-year-old's mental health and well being.

Cannon also recently "got really into religion," wearing robes and a turban and calling himself "Reverend Dr. Cannon," though he isn't subscribed to a specific branch of faith, Page Six reported.

As readers know, Mariah Carey's ex-husband was hospitalized for several weeks due to complications from lupus, undergoing five blood transfusions during his stay.

But since his return, Cannon's social media presence has become increasingly disconcerting, with recent posts pointing to the star's "pain" and sadness.

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