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August 22, 2020

Bobby Bones Opens up about His Future on 'American Idol' & Reveals He's Working on a New Show

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Showbiz personality Bobby Bones has revealed his thoughts about his future on "American Idol." Bones gave hints on another showbiz gig. 

Bobby Bones has spent some quality time on the set of "American Idol" as an in-house mentor for the contestants. However, he recently opened up on the possibilities of either remaining or exiting the show by the next season. 

On Twitter, Bones, a radio personality, quoted the latest news on "American Idol," which showed that the show's original crew was returning.

Bobby Bones at the iHeartRadio Theater on August 28, 2014 in New York City, for Brad Paisley's album release party . | Photo: Lisa Gansky ,CC BY-SA 2.0 / WikiMedia


Referring to the news as "tension," Bobes made it known that he had a new show he was working on. The talent mentor wrote to fans:

"...It just describes what's going on. I have another show that I'm trying to figure out. Thanks for caring though guys…"

Leading up to Bones' post, ABC announced that co-judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie would return to the show. The announcement seemed to have exempted Bones, whose name was not mentioned. 


Sources, however, confirmed that the TV show's organizers are yet to commence on the logistics for the coming season.

ABC's president, Karey Burke spoke highly of the returning judges while stating his level of confidence in their expertise on the show. Perry, Richie, and Bryan would be joining "America's Idol" longtime host, Ryan Seacrest.  

The media personality overcame his childhood woes and made a name for himself as a radio personality.


Presently, discussions are still ongoing as to if Bobby Bones would be continuing as a crew member on "America's Idol." In light of this, the TV personality recently landed a NatGeo travel documentary gig titled, "Breaking Bobby Bones." 

Fremantle made it known that in preparation for the upcoming season, some adjustments would be made in line with the COVID-19 safety measures. The showrunners would be opting for virtual auditions instead of the regular bus tour. 


Bobby Bones, who was born, Bobby Estell, is a Tennessee native. Once in an interview, Bones made it known that he got the alias when he was in the eighth grade.

Bones' mom was a teenage mother who got entwined with alcohol and drug use. He had a troubled childhood, and with time, his grandmother adopted him and became a co-parent.

The media personality overcame his childhood woes and made a name for himself as a radio personality. Bones doubles as a band member of a music band, "The Raging Idiots."

The 40-year-old's many talents also include dancing. He won the 27th season of DWTS alongside Sharna Burgess, who was his dance partner.