Ryan Seacrest ‘Surprised’ by ‘The Dictator’s Stunt

by | February 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM | 84th Academy Awards, American Idol

American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest definitely wasn’t in on the joke when he was pranked on the Oscars red carpet Sunday night.

Seacrest spilled on the incident Monday morning on his radio show.

“I definitely did not know he was going to do that!” Seacrest said. Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as “The Dictator,” dumped an urn of the late Kim Jong Il’s “ashes” all over the E! News personality.

He said he was “surprised but not surprised” by the dirty deed.

“He comes over, and I asked him a couple of questions, but… You know that feeling in your gut. You feel like, ‘This is going too normally.’”

Good thing Seacrest listens to dear old mom. On his mother’s advice, he “always makes sure to bring two jackets, because you never know what’s going to happen!”

Watch the Clip Above.