The friend confided to People Magazine:
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After 13 long seasons on the hit singing competition, sources are saying Ryan is ready to hang up that microphone for good!
"Ryan is telling friends that this season of Idol is likely to be his last. He’s lost the passion for it, and desperately wants to do different things at this point in his career, like produce the Oscars and start developing more of his original ideas."
It's only natural to want to move on and do different things! Were we really expecting Ry to be a host forever?!
The source dished of Ryan's reduced involvement in hosting some of the bigger award shows this year. They said:
"Ryan’s reduced role in this year’s Emmys red carpet coverage is a clear move toward a life that involves less hosting and more producing. He wants to transition to behind the scenes more, and is getting fed up with the 'interviewing people' part of his job, when his heart is really in the work he does as a producer.
This season of Idol going to be a real endurance test for Ryan. Idol is holding him back right now, but it’s also the most money he’s ever been paid for anything, so he has to be a politician about it."
Wowza! No need to worry though, bby! There's more than enough time to explore other options!
We totally support you in whatever it is you want to do with your future!
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