Today’s News: Our Take – Nigel Lythgoe Confirms Jennifer Lopez Will Return to Idol

Jennifer Lopez | Photo Credits: Fox

Jennifer Lopez will return to American Idol next season, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe confirmed.

“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol [Ryan Seacrest], [are] back for the next season,” Lythgoe said Wednesday on Seacrest’s radio show.

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Lopez, who said in June she was “on the fence” about coming back, was reportedly near a $20 million deal last week. She earned $12 million last season.

Lopez and fellow judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson will soon hit the road for the Season 11 auditions, Lythgoe added.

Are you glad J. Lo’s sticking around?

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