It’s official – Bobby Bones is returning to American Idol.
The multi-media personality will resume his role as the show’s in-house mentor and will join previously announced judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest for Idol’s fourth season at ABC.
According to a press release, the award-winning personality “will once again offer his industry expertise, helping hopefuls tap into their artistry and take their performances to the next level.”
Bones’ fate on the show was previously unknown due to possible scheduling conflicts with his new National Geographic Show, Breaking Bobby Bones, but it appears Bones’ schedule will now allow for him to take part in the hit show once again.
American Idol auditions are underway once again with “Idol Across America” virtual auditions taking place on Oct. 20, 23 and 28. Fans can learn more about the audition process by clicking HERE.
The news of Bones’ return to Idol comes just hours after he announced his engagement to Caitlin Parker.