Could Ryan Seacrest’s days as Idol host be numbered?

Ryan Seacrest

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest’s $45 million contract is up after this season, so speculation on whether or not this season will be his last has begun.

The Hollywood Reporter is speculating that the host might have to take a pay cut if he wants to continue working on the show. And like most people in Hollywood who expect more money each contract, a pay cut will likely mean Seacrest walks. And if Idol can make it without Simon Cowell, it can make it without Ryan Seacrest.

Add that to the talk that Ryan may end up hosting NBC’s The Today Show, and whether or not he’ll be around longer than Season 11 is a pretty reasonable question.

How would you feel about American Idol without Ryan?