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Simon Cowell Chooses Paula Abdul To Be Judge On 'X Factor' — Breaking News!

Sun, April 24, 2011 9:21pm EDT by William Earl 4 Comments

We think they’d be a great fit — they bicker just like a married couple!

Simon Cowell has revealed he wants Paula Abdul to be a judge on his upcoming show The X Factor!

Simon, 51, says Paula, 48, has been in consideration the whole time he’s developed the talent competition, Deadline reports exclusively.

“”I’ve always wanted Paula,” Simon says. “Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left the show. Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. And I’ve been consistent about this. I don’t know what it is about her, but I’ve always clicked with her. You just have to get that chemistry, and she’s right. I’ve never found anyone better than her. I think there’s a good chance it will be her. We’ve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now we’re reaching the deadline we’ve got to make the decision soon. But I think she’s got a really good shot.”

For Nikki Finke‘s full interview with Simon, click here.

We’re sure Paula would accept, given that her latest shot at television, Live to Dance, was a flop that didn’t get renewed for a second season.

She would join Simon along with two other judges, said to be former chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group Antonio “L.A.” Reid and controversial British singing sensation Cheryl Cole.

Do YOU want to see Paula work with Simon again, HollywoodLifers?

— William Earl

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