Simon Cowell has reportedly confirmed that Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole will join him as judges on The X-Factor, a new FOX show premiering this fall.
Cowell has a history with both Abdul and Cole. He worked with 48-year-old Abdul on American Idol for nine years and Cole, 27, served as a judge on the British version of The X-Factor for three seasons.
“I’ve always wanted Paula. Always been very vocal about that. I missed her the second she left [American Idol],” Cowell, 51, told Deadline. “Always loved working with her even though she can be a pain. . .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.” +Continue Reading