American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed Jennifer Lopez will return to the judge’s table with Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson for the show’s eleventh season. Lythgoe’s announcement comes two months after Lopez admitted she did not know if she would return.
“I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot of other things happening, and it’s going to come down to making a choice of really what I want to do for the next year,” she told BBC in June.
Lythgoe announced Lopez’s decision to continue as an American Idol judge during a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday.
“I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol [Seacrest] is back for the next season,” he said.