Ryan Seacrest Taken Aback by Randy Jackson’s Departure? (VIDEO)
Clearly the biggest news of the week — and maybe of all time — is that all American Idol judges will be exiting the show after this season, including longtime judge Randy Jackson.
Host Ryan Seacrest was visibly taken aback by Randy's announcement on Thursday night's results show, even though the Internet was swarming with the news.
The elimination night saw Angie Miller sent packing, leaving Kree Harrison and Candice Glover in the Final 2. It was also full of other surprises, like Randy's announcement that he would not return for season 13.
"Of course, a little later on, we'll be revealing who is leaving our show," Ryan said as he glanced over at Randy way as the veteran judge laughed it off. "Maybe a heads-up?" Ryan asked.
The two have worked together since season 1 back in 2002, and have seen many changes to the show along the way — most notably all the judging plans.
The other three judges are epected to leave at the end of this season, giving producers a full panel to fill.