Just a few days after Fox announced that Kara DioGuardio would be returning as a judge next season on American Idol (see story here), Paula Abdul announced (via her Twitter account) that she would not be returning to the popular reality TV series next season:
“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent,but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1become an international phenomenon. What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me. It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month. I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all.”
Fox meanwhile, offered the following statement:
“Paula Abdul has been an important part of the American Idol family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she’s a tremendous talent and we wish her the best.”
There are rumors that Paula may appear on the Fox dancing competition series So You Think You Can Dance.