Abdul, who started her career as a Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader and later choreographed for the likes of Janet Jackson, will appear on the ABC show on Oct. 15th, Us Weekly
confirms. "I've been such fan since season one, and I was fortunate enough to be a part of Idol next door," she says. The Idol
soundstage is next to the DWTS
space. "During commercial breaks I'd run over here and catch what was going on with this show and then run back to my seat. It's been a decade-plus, and they're like an extended family. I'm really excited."
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