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Brian Dunkleman Returns to 'American Idol' for Finale!

Brian Dunkleman Returns to 'American Idol' for Finale!

Brian Dunkleman surprises the crowd on stage at the opening of the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 44-year-old former host of the show was invited by longtime host Ryan Seacrest to introduce the judges at the top of the show.

Brian also joked about how Ryan should get prepared to be unemployed after tonight and how he knows how it feels. He was let go from the series right after the first season.

“I want to congratulate the show on struggling along another 14 seasons without me,” he joked.

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