Paula Abdul on board US version of Got to Dance

Paula Abdul has joined upcoming US reality show Got to Dance and will executive produce the reality series.

The dance competition, which first appeared on UK pay TV channel Sky 1, is being produced by Shine-owned Reveille for CBS.

Former pop star and American Idol judge Abdul will also be a judge on the Got to Dance as well as acting as a mentor and coach to contestants.

“Paula is the perfect fit for Got to Dance…an accomplished dancer, choreographer and popular entertainment figure, she has a real appreciation for the talents our dancers will bring each week,” said Jennifer Bresnan, executive vice president, alternative programming, CBS Entertainment.

Shine Group’s Shine TV and Princess Productions made the 8x60mins UK version of the show for Sky.

Shine International will distribute the US version of the show internationally.