Ryan Seacrest says there’s “a plan” for phone sex number, which he just discovered

News that American Idol 8‘s top 13 presents a unique problem with the voting phone numbers–the next number in the sequence, 1-866-IDOLS-13, is actually a phone sex line–has just reached host Ryan Seacrest.

Ryan discovered this a half-hour ago, tweeting, “crap, were gonna have a problem on Idol tonight – just dialed 1-866-IDOLS-13 and its not quite SFW.”

A few minutes ago, he posted an update on Twitter, writing, “oh man…1-866-IDOLS-00 is dirty too, lol. Just talked to one of the Idol producers and they have a plan…*crossing fingers*”

His comments don’t make it clear if the producers knew before MJ’s Big Blog and Dial Idol broke the news, but having “a plan” doesn’t sound to me like they planned far enough in advance to change all of the phone numbers for all of the contestants.

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