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Randy Jackson on American Idol exit rumour: Don't believe what you read

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Randy Jackson has spoken publicly for the first time about rumours he is leaving American Idol.

Reports emerged in late August that American Idol producers would totally refresh the judging panel for the new season by moving Jackson into a mentoring role for the contestants.

Randy Jackson with guitar in American Idol Hollywood Week

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Jackson was questioned directly about the American Idol shake-up rumours on CNN on Monday (September 10), but he stopped short of offering exact confirmation of his role on the series.

"Just don't believe everything you hear," he coyly commented.

The producer refused to offer any further comments about his future on American Idol, only saying that he's very proud of the series.

"American Idol is one of the best shows ever," Jackson said. "There are a lot of shows that have borrowed… but I still believe we are the best."

Jackson has appeared on American Idol since the very first season in 2002.

Mariah Carey is thus far the only confirmed judge for American Idol's 2013 season.

Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Enrique Iglesias are among the contenders rumoured to be joining Carey on the judging panel.

American Idol is expected to return to Fox in January.

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