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Vanessa Hudgens Dusts Off Her Dancing Shoes To Judge This Reality Show

With plenty of experience jiving and twirling on the silver screen during her breakout role as Gabriella Montez in High School Musical, and again as Rizzo in Grease: Live, it’s no secret that Vanessa Hudgens knows how to dance.

The star will have the chance to bring out her dance slippers once more, as she joins the judging panel of So You Think You Can Dance when the long-running reality show returns to Fox on June 12, according to a statement released by the network.

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Series co-creator and fellow judge Nigel Lythgoe hyped Hudgens’s new role as the show’s third judge, adding that viewers will be in for a real treat. “There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the SYTYCD fans will love her as much as we do,” Lythgoe gushed. “Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel.” He also revealed that former judge Mary Murphy will return to the scoring panel following her Season 11 exit.

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Watch the Spring Breakers star bring her effusive charm and dancing prowess to season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance when it airs on Fox on June 12th at 8 p.m. ET.

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