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Paula Abdul is headed back to the judges' table.

As reported last week in the new issue of Us Weekly the ex-American Idol star (who was replaced by Ellen DeGeneres on the Fox show), 47, will join CBS's upcoming Got to Dance, a U.S. version of the U.K. reality competition. On Monday, CBS confirmed that the singer-dancer will serve as lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on the show, which will feature talent of all ages.

"She signed the contract Tuesday," an insider tells Us. "I've spent the better part of my life teaching, mentoring, nurturing -- working with so many talented people -- and I consider myself truly blessed to be able to continue to do something that I hold so dear to my heart," Abdul said in CBS' Monday announcement.  The star continued: "Compelling stories, exciting competition and amazing dance performances are guaranteed."

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Abdul -- who is also rumored to have a role on Simon Cowell's  2011 reality show X-Factor -- has boogying on the brain. On May 14, she Twittered, "Here's a shout-out for all my fellow dancers."

The New York Post reports that Abdul will return to the American Idol finale. A rep for Idol did not confirm the news to