Get Your Fresh Intelligence Daily

SUBMIT

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

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

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

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 Radar 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."

Article continues below advertisement

Nick, is it too late to say 'sorry'? As Radar 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 Radar 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.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.

Advertisement

© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.