The host quips the audience will be "a room full of actors who probably hate me"

By Kim Peiffer and Stephen M. Silverman
Updated August 22, 2007 02:30 PM
Credit: Michael Germana/SSI Photo/Landov

Ryan Seacrest, recently named host of the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, joked about feeling some Idol-like anxiety.

“I’m scared because it’s a room full of actors who probably hate me,” Seacrest quipped during his KIIS-FM radio show on Wednesday.

But Seacrest made clear he’s looking forward to his most recent resume builder. “I’m going to have a good time hosting that thing,” he added.

Producers are hoping the audience will have a good time as well, and that Seacrest will “serve as a magnet for attracting a diverse array of viewers to our Emmy telecast,” according to Dick Askin, chairman and chief executive officer of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmys will air on FOX Sept. 16.