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It’s Official: Paula Abdul Joins as Judge on ‘The X-Factor’

Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul has officially signed on to be a judge on Simon Cowell’s American reboot of The X-Factor. Speculation was at an all-time high last week, when Paula had made several statements indicating that she would rejoin her Idol BFF on his new show. But now that it’s official, we’re definitely starting to feel nostalgic for this classic Idol one-two punch.

Paula, Simon, and the other two judges — Brit pop sensation Cheryl Cole and producer/music mogul L.A. Reid — taped their first X-Factor judging session yesterday. In fact, Paula has already tweeted about her reunion with Simon. Paula says:

“#XFactorUSA is so exciting; like the first day back to school, after you haven't seen your friends all summer… lots of questions asking me "What's it like working w/ Simon again?" - It's great to be around Simon again for real! :)) yes for real! … Simon & I got over the honeymoon period very quickly! Back to our good old relationship!”

We’re definitely going to be tuning in to The X-Factor now that Paula’s on. But we want to hear what you think. Will you be watching or will you skip the Paula/Simon drama? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Twitter, Yahoo News

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05.10.2011 / 12:29 AM EDT by David Connell
Related: American Idol, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell

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