Latin superstar Paulina Rubio is set to make her English-language Tv series debut on new U.S. show Jane The Virgin.

The Mexican singer will guest star as herself of the show, playing the pop idol of one of the main characters.

Show creator Jennie Snyder Urman admits she had hoped to score Rubio as a guest on the show since its inception.

She tells Entertainment Weekly, "When I wrote the pilot, I had in the back of my mind, the hope that one day we’d have Paulina Rubio on. It's a great moment for our character, and for our show. I couldn't be more thrilled. I'm a huge fan!"

While former telenovela star Rubio previously made her American debut as a judge on talent show The X Factor last year (13), this will mark her first time acting in the English language.

Show producers previously announced that Colombian rocker Juanes will also guest star on the programme, as a smooth-talking music producer.