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Keith Urban Hints Whether He'll Return to American Idol

All new Idol, all new panel.

Keith Urban judged American Idol for four years until it ended on Fox in 2016, but it doesn’t appear he’ll be back when ABC reboots America’s original singing competition in 2018.

The country star accompanied wife Nicole Kidman this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival and hinted to Us Weekly why he’ll be MIA on AI.

“I think it’s going to be all new people except for Ryan,” Keith said.

Original host Ryan Seacrest will return for the revival, which will also include anchor judge Katy Perry.

Rumored additions to the judging panel include Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth. The rest of the judging panel will be announced in the coming days as auditions are set to begin at the end of September.

American Idol premieres on ABC in Spring 2018.

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