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American Idol executives are reportedly 'pushing' for Miley Cyrus to replace Katy Perry after she announced her shock exit this week.

The judge, 39, confirmed she is stepping down from the popular ABC show, leaving a slot open for a new star to join regulars Lionel Richie, 74, and Luke Bryan, 47. 

Bosses are now looking for a replacement, with some producers hoping to get Jennifer Lopez back on the judging panel, while others are eyeing up Miley, 31. 

Miley has sparked controversy over the years from her her twerking-filled performance with Robin Thicke in 2013 to posing naked and smoking a bong. 

According to The US Sun, some senior TV executives at the channel are concerned the singer is 'too risqué' for the family friendly show. 

American Idol executives are reportedly 'pushing' for Miley Cyrus (pictured) to replace Katy Perry after she announced her shock exit this week

American Idol executives are reportedly 'pushing' for Miley Cyrus (pictured) to replace Katy Perry after she announced her shock exit this week

The judge, 39, confirmed she is stepping down from the popular ABC show, leaving a slot open for a new star to join regulars Lionel Richie , 74, and Luke Bryan , 47 (Katy pictured on the show)

The judge, 39, confirmed she is stepping down from the popular ABC show, leaving a slot open for a new star to join regulars Lionel Richie , 74, and Luke Bryan , 47 (Katy pictured on the show)

A source told the publication: 'Names like Jennifer Lopez and Shania Twain... are in the frame because they have worked on the show before and are 'safe' faces, but there is a push for Miley

'She is a younger star with an audience that has grown up with her as Hannah Montana and is a celebrated pop star in her own right.

'Some senior figures at ABC have concerns about the risqué and open nature of Miley saying or doing something which is not necessarily family-friendly.'

Elsewhere, producers are hoping to get Jennifer Lopez back on the judging panel, according to show insiders, who claim bosses could consider shaking up the entire panel. 

'A return from the past is on the cards,' a source told DailyMail.com exclusively. 'J.Lo will be asked to come back. When people come back, things work... people like nostalgia, and people like Jen. It would be a big get to get her back.'

Lopez, 54, made her judging debut on season 10 in 2011. She returned to the role for seasons 11, 13, 14 and 15 - enjoying great feedback from fans during her run.

But the insider claimed producers are also considering other possibilities, including recruiting younger names to draw in a new demographic - and even Taylor Swift.

'The show could also go younger and have a younger voice in the mix, because if they keep Luke and Lionel, they want someone who is a bit of a firecracker,' they continued. 

Bosses are now looking for a replacement, with some producers hoping to get Jennifer Lopez back on the judging panel, while others are eyeing up Miley, 31

Bosses are now looking for a replacement, with some producers hoping to get Jennifer Lopez back on the judging panel, while others are eyeing up Miley, 31

Miley has sparked controversy over the years from her her twerking-filled performance with Robin Thicke to posing naked and smoking a bong, which some bosses claim is 'too risqué' (pictured with Robin Thicke in 2013)

Miley has sparked controversy over the years from her her twerking-filled performance with Robin Thicke to posing naked and smoking a bong, which some bosses claim is 'too risqué' (pictured with Robin Thicke in 2013)

They added: 'They would consider changing the entire panel if need be, even though they love Lionel and Luke.'

The pair have both served as judges since the revival in 2018.

'Show host Ryan [Seacrest] has told higher-ups to go for someone that is out of the box if they do a complete overhaul,' the source continued. 'No one thought Steven Tyler was going to be what he was and he was a fun choice.

'Right now every option is on the table, it

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