Paula Abdul heading to So You Think You Can Dance?

Paula Abdul may be joining So You Think You Can Dance as a judge after her very public decision to not return to American Idol this year over money.

So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythgoe told Variety that he met with the occasionally drunk on stage washed up singer and that he was keen to sign her up.

He said nobody else had Abdul’s “experience of being a dancer, of being a choreographer and of being a judge.” However Lythgoe didn’t say exactly what her role would be, meaning she may only appear as a guest judge or a choreographer.

The possible switch comes as speculation mounts that the whole thing could be a publicity stunt. A promo running for TMZ TV shows the sites editor confirming from a high ranking source that Abdul is definitely returning to Idol.