Nigel Lythgoe has extended an open invitation to Paula Abdul to be a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance, TVGuide reports.

Nigel had said he would consider having Paula as a guest judge and he is keeping his word!

He asked Paula to join him, Mary Murphy and Adam Shankman on the panel of Monday’s “Meet the Top 20” episode.

“I’ve asked somebody to come along and be a guest judge whenever they can, so I’ve asked [the crew] to put a chair next to me just in case [Abdul] ever turns up,” Nigel said. “It’d be lovely to see her. I’m putting the pressure on her!”

Paula didn’t show on Monday which was a letdown to fans after Nigel tweeted Thursday, “All you Paula Abdul fans please check out next Monday’s show.”

Although she didn’t show on Monday, Nigel is leaving the offer on the table and a chair his side.

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