It’s official –RANDY JACKSON leaps from sinking ship called “American Idol”.

Randy the last of the original panel of judges which included show co-creator Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, exits after 12 seasons.

"Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season," he told a breathless world.

This news comes just hours after The Hollywood Reporter reported that Randy was no longer managing fellow Idol judge Mariah Carey.

Reports circulating that everyone is OUT has now been heightened by the Twitterverse.

Who's NEXT?!