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Ryan Seacrest nervous about Mariah Carey's NYE return

Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy are "anxious" about Mariah Carey's comeback at 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'.

FILE: Mariah Carey. Picture: @MariahCarey.

LOS ANGELES - Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy are "anxious" about Mariah Carey's comeback at 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' as they want it to go well.

Last year Carey was left humiliated when she was hit with multiple technical difficulties and accused of miming her set but she is looking forward to redeeming herself this year.

Seacrest told E! News: "We are really not in control. This is so different than doing a show on stage or in an arena. You are in Times Square with all the elements including windchill of -5. It's not like that on the set.

"This year we are anxious to see Mariah come back."

McCarthy is thrilled that Carey, 47, is returning, saying: "How many times would we all like a second chance at something? I think it's a wonderful thing."

Carey previously claimed she felt "vilified" after her 2016 performance.

She said: "I didn't obsess over the New Year's Eve thing. I mean, I was upset about the fact that people didn't understand, but it's like, I can only explain it like this to you. It's like I'm the only one that has to make five million comebacks... For me there are different rules, I don't know why. I don't know why it's not OK that I was just vilified by the situation. It's very difficult, especially the way the business is now. I truly love music and always have. It's not like ... 'Oh, here's a way to get famous.' It wasn't any of those things. It was my release, it was my everything and it still is. So I think that I'm just grateful that people still tune in."

However, she announced her decision to return on 31 December in a joint statement with Dick Clark Productions.

They said: "We can all agree that last year didn't go exactly as planned and we are thrilled to move forward together to provide America with an incredible night of music and celebration on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018. See you in Times Square!"

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