Kellie Pickler 'Would Love to' Return to American Idol

Kellie Pickler has gone from reality show contestant to country superstar and beloved TV personality, but would she ever consider returning to her roots?

The star of CMT’s I Love Kellie Pickler reveals in the new issue of People she is forever indebted to American Idol and would love to make an appearance on the new ABC reboot.

“It forever changed my life, and I will always be grateful to have been a part of the show,” she says. “If an opportunity comes along for me to go back, I would love to!”

Kellie competed on the fifth season of Idol and finished in sixth place before launching her country career. She now is busy with her CMT reality show as well as a new daytime lifestyle and entertainment series called Pickler & Ben

The talk show, which is executive produced by Faith Hill, features Kellie and co-host Ben Aaron alongside celebrities and experts in the fields of food, décor, entertaining and gardening.

Pickler & Ben airs weekday mornings at 9 A.M. ET on CMT, and I Love Kellie Pickler airs every Thursday night at 11/10c on CMT.

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