The host of ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" disclosed to the Associated Press that he already has a resolution for 2013: to become a better dancer.
Seacrest told the AP, "There's a Significant Other in my life who's very good at it."
He’s referring to professional dancer Julianne Hough, a two-time winner on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Seacrest said of being next to her on the dance floor: "I feel the pressure to be as good as she is. It sounds like a joke, but this is a serious thing for me to accomplish next year."
Even though Seacrest has a long resume of gigs -- ranging from radio programs to Fox's “American Idol” -- Seacrest is currently focused on the latest edition of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”
According to Seacrest, it has taken months to book the musical acts -- and for good reason. The lineup consists of superstars such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and Pitbull, and Neon Trees, as well as Taylor Swift, who, as the headliner, will perform just before midnight.
This will be the eighth time Seacrest has hosted the New Year’s Eve show for ABC, but it will be the first time since Clark’s death at 82 last April.
Clark launched "New Year's Rockin' Eve" four decades ago and then co-hosted the gig with Seacrest after he jumped on board.
"I'd like to say I can imagine how it's going to feel, but I'm not quite sure," Seacrest told AP. "I looked forward so much to each year that I did the show with him."
Seacrest reflected how after he had been posted outside to ring in the New Year, Clark would meet him with a witty joke once the younger co-host ran inside from the cold.
"Then, right after midnight, I would run inside and stand next to him, and he always has some funny, clever thing to make fun of me about," Seacrest said. "I think I will really miss that moment this year."
The night is going to start with a two-hour tribute, "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark," which will be hosted by Fergie and Jenny McCarthy. Seacrest will take over the show at 10 p.m. EST.
"I definitely will say something about him, and it will be from the heart," Seacrest promised. "But the night will be, as he would want, a celebration of what's to come: Dick was always one to say, 'The show must go on.'"
Click here to watch the live stream of the ABC show with Seacrest on Monday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. EST.
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....