Brian Dunkleman Almost Fought Ryan Seacrest on American Idol

Back within the first season of “American Idol,” the show’s longtime host Ryan Seacrest had a co-host.

Comedian and actor Brian Dunkleman did only one season of the show earlier than quitting, which many individuals noticed as a nasty profession transfer given the show’s huge success in later seasons. In a 2019 interview with GQ, Dunkelman mentioned, “I perceive the curiosity in Idol. It’s the one purpose you and I are speaking proper now. But it wears on a person, and essentially the most annoying half is individuals reminding me of how rich Ryan Seacrest is.I do know.”

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Seacrest is price $450 million. In 2019, TMZ reported that Dunkleman had a facet hustle as an Uber driver with a purpose to help his son, Jackson. In a November 17 episode of the podcast “Behind the Velvet Rope,” Dunkleman spoke candidly about his time on “American Idol,” particularly his dangerous relationship with Seacrest.

Dunkleman Had to Be Held Back from Fighting Seacrest

On “Behind the Velvet Rope,” Dunkleman mentioned that after one dwell show taping of “American Idol,” the strain between him and Seacrest was so nice that he virtually resorted to bodily blows.

“At one level, I simply checked out (Ryan) and he mentioned, ‘say one thing Dunk.’ And I mentioned, ‘what would you like me to say, Ryan?’ He mentioned ‘how about we’ll be proper again with extra American Idol. Cut. Are you going to say one f***ing factor that is on the teleprompter tonight?'”

“Look, how would you are feeling if someone who’s deliberately attempting to f*** you up and make it seem like you are screwing up on dwell tv?” Dunkleman mentioned. He then revealed that after this explicit interplay, he needed to struggle Seacrest.

“When that show ended, my supervisor and my finest good friend who was there to choose me up… they needed to maintain me again from going after him,” he mentioned. “They threw me in an elevator simply to get me away from him and away from all people.”

Dunkleman Criticized Seacrest for Trying to Get Attention

In the identical interview, Dunkleman criticized Seacrest additional, saying he “began to only do actually bizarre s***” on “American Idol.”

“There was one show, we stroll out, he simply began working full velocity and he simply jumped. He leaped off the stage,” Dunkleman mentioned. “He virtually landed on the judges’ desk. And I used to be like, ‘what’s he doing?’ He simply stored doing silly stuff like that.”

“Anything he may do to attract focus and a spotlight. It was actually bizarre. That began very, very early,” Dunkleman continued.


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