American Idol judge Randy Jackson has been on the show since it first began way back in 2002. There have been plenty of rumours over the years that Randy was close to quitting the show and, now the man himself has admitted that he has almost quit in the past.
Jackson told Access Hollywood Live, “It did cross my mind [to leave Idol], 'cause, you know, when we started this, we never knew it would go this long. So, thank God, I was so blessed to have the show and have it go this long, but, you know, sometimes you want to look at some other stuff.”
He added, “This show could go as long as they really want it to go - I mean, you look at even the numbers now. It's the greatest [show] of its kind. Most things on TV that are reality shows, there's no proof of concept - somebody wins and they just go away or whatever, they get a trophy or prize and it's on to the next one.”
Randy continued, “This show, the afterlife is amazing when you look at the careers of Jennifer Hudson, you look at the career of Kelly Clarkson.”
Randy Jackson can be seen, along with his fellow American Idol judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, on American Idol season 12, which airs on Fox tonight at 8/7c.