Ryan Seacrest Laughs Off “Embarrassing” Wardrobe Mishap

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Ryan Seacrest gave American Idol viewers a little something more than they bargained for during the show's finale episode this week. The longtime host was thrown into an awkward predicament when he was told he had a wardrobe malfunction during the middle of the live show - and well, he had to do something about it!

During American Idol's season 20 finale episode, the beloved host, Ryan Seacrest, admitted he had an "embarrassing" wardrobe malfunction giving at-home audience members a little sneak peek of what's going on beneath his perfectly tailored pants. The following morning, Seacrest relived the moment with co-host Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan, explaining what really went down! "Apparently, America voted and said there was anatomy in the shot," he joked.

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As the season finale live show began, Seacrest's longtime stylist, Miles Siggins, noticed something wasn't right with Seacrest's fit. During a commercial break, he immediately turned to Seacrest, making him aware of the situation, saying, "Can I tell you something? We need to change your underwear." A confused Seacrest responded, "What do you mean we need to change my underwear?" However, because the host didn't have a spare pair of underwear lying around, Miles offered up his own, saying, "Don't worry, I got mine." Now that's a friend. However, because he's English, according to Seacrest, he has "shorter, tighter ones." The "tight elastic underwear," he put it. LOL.

Seacrest laughingly explained to Ripa on their joined morning show that they had no other options during the quick commercial break, so he had to take what he could get! "It was in the middle of a live show," he explained. "We go backstage during the commercial and find a little corner, and I'm literally taking off my pants, off my underwear, and putting his on." Seacrest laughingly told Ripa, "It was the first for me for a live show." He continued, "Anything for [American Idol]. It's a family show. Thank you Miles!" Exactly. Thank you, Miles! After the wardrobe error came to a close, the show went on - and Seacrest announced Noah Thompson as this season's American Idol champion! Talk about a night for the books...