Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr will all be back next year for the 14th series of American Idol, with Ryan Seacrest returning as host.

David Hill, Senior Executive Vice President, 21st Century Fox, said: "Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I'm thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season."

Hill continued: "Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream."

Auditions for the new series are currently taking place in the US.