Top Stories

Randy Jackson Leaving 'American Idol' After This Season

Randy Jackson Leaving 'American Idol' After This Season

Randy Jackson has confirmed that the current twelfth season of American Idol will be his final one on the show.

The 56-year-old judge is the only one on the panel that has been there from the beginning and his departure comes right after reports surfaced saying that next season will see an entirely new group of judges.

“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” Randy told E! News. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

ARE YOU SAD to see Randy Jackson leave American Idol?

Like Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Subway is commenting further on their former spokesperson - US Weekly
  • Tila Tequila is offering an apology - TMZ
  • Justin Bieber defaced Kanye West - Gossip Cop
  • Find out answers to your Girl Meets World questions - Just Jared Jr
  • This Teen Mom is showing off her bikini body - Radar
  • The new Downton Abbey trailer is here - Huffington Post
  • Are Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender done? - Lainey Gossip
  • Here are 10 celebs who have been outspoken about religion - The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here