If you watched ‘American Idol’ last night, you would have noticed Ryan Seacrest’s joke about Brian Dunkleman hosting a portion of ‘Idol Gives Back.’ The audience got excited, and when Seacrest said he was kidding, a collective gasp ensued. Vulture tracked down Dunkleman, and asked him if he was offended. Dunkleman’s response? “Thanks for the free publicity Ryan.” You might remember Dunkleman as a co-host during Season 1 of ‘Idol,’ who claims to have made the “biggest mistake of his life” by leaving the show. I actually think Dunkleman was fired and likes to say he stupidly left the show to save face. ‘Idol’ was already a huge success during Season 1, so I highly doubt Dunkleman left on his own accord. I’m glad Seacrest briefly resurrected him though.