abdul101212.jpg From one reality show to another!

Former American Idol and X-Factor judge Paula Abdul is coming to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom as a guest judge on October 15, she revealed to Us Weekly.

"I've been such a fan since season one, and I was fortunate enough to be a part of Idol next door. 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," she told the mag.

A former Laker girl, the 50-year-old is thrilled to be offering her expertise on the dancing competition.

"The choreography is just... it takes your breath away and it's beautiful. Above and beyond all that, what I love so much about this show is that I know what dance does to people. I know how it transforms your life and it gets into the spirit and psyche and makes your heart brighter," she added.

We can't wait for this!