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Former 'Idol' Co-Host Reacts to Ryan Seacrest's Joke

Former 'Idol' Co-Host Reacts to Ryan Seacrest's Joke

Former American Idol co-host Brian Dunkleman was mentioned on this week’s Idol episode by Ryan Seacrest – but Brian isn’t laughing!

This week on Idol, Ryan joked that next week’s Idol Gives Back special would feature his former co-host. The audience applauded, but when Ryan said it was a joke, everyone seemed a little confused.

“But it was a joke, and whether it was mean-spirited or not is irrelevant. A joke’s a joke; you can either take it or you can’t,” Brian told

“The timing doesn’t surprise me,” Brian added. “Dancing with the Stars has replaced Idol as the number one show for, what, the last two weeks?”

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