Paula Abdul Joining Cheryl Cole As ‘X-Factor’ Judge?

If Simon Cowell has his way that is exactly what will happen. Simon spoke to Nikki Finke at Deadline and revealed that along with having Cheryl Cole as a judge on X-Factor, he wants Paula Abdul on the judging panel as well.

Here is what he had to say about Paula:

“I’ve always wanted Paula. 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.”

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Paula, seen here on April 20, 2011 at the launch party for the new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, has not signed a deal as of yet, so this is by no far a done deal.

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