Paula Abdul is making a guest appearance on Neighbours in July.

The US pop star and former US X Factor judge drops into Ramsay Street in connection with a romantic storyline with Dr Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher) who reveals he’s had a long-time crush on her.

Dr Karl and Paula Abdul? Viewers will have to wait and see if his fantasy comes true, or if he and wife Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) make it to their 20th wedding anniversary…

Paula said: “I remember watching Neighbours when I was in England in the 1980s. I thought it was a lot of fun and for it to still be popular after nearly 30 years is an amazing achievement.

“Everyone was so nice and I will admit, Dr Karl was very charming. I had a really lovely time.”

Paula makes her Neighbours debut on Channel 5 on Friday, July 4.