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Could Charlie Sheen be a judge on American Idol? The actor says he's game.

In an interview on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Tuesday, Sheen said Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge and the idea piqued people's interest - including his own.

"It seems so out of the blue that it almost made perfect sense. I thought this could be a lot of fun," Sheen said.

"Seriously... I'm genuinely interested. It's so different, it could be radical."

Sheen also told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Monday that his two demands would be that the TV channel FX and his team at Anger Management, his latest comedy, "would have to be into it" and there would need to be a charitable component to his taking the job.

He may not have music experience, but neither did Ellen DeGeneres before she was named a judge for season nine. She left the show after just one season.

Last week, both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced they would not be returning for the show's 12th season.

Other names that have been kicked around as possible replacements include Mariah Carey and former Idol runner-up Adam Lambert.

The West Australian

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