'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve' 2023 celebration issue 

the American Idol host shared in December 2012,

earlier than his first solo stint on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2013, by way of Newsweek. 

“Then there’s the amazing fortune I had to be his partner and learn from him

on-the-job training, which is something I never could have imagined.”

After Clark’s death in April 2012, Seacrest issued a statement calling the television pioneer “one of the greatest influences in my life.”

“I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel.

When I joined his exhibit in 2006, it used to be a dream come proper to work with him each 

and every New Year’s Eve for the closing six years,”