Paula Abdul & Simon Cowell Reteam For ‘X Factor’

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By Radar Staff

Contracts were signed late Saturday night to bring Paula Abdul onto the judging panel at Simon Cowell‘s X Factor.

The reunion of Cowell and Abdul ups the ante considerably on the anticipation factor of X Factor, the talent competition Cowell created in the UK and is launching in the U.S. in September.

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Paula left American Idol and struck out on her own with a dance competition, Live to Dance, on CBS. It was a critical and ratings flop. But that didn’t stop Cowell from wanting her by his side for X Factor.

The show will be hosted by former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and UK TV personality Steve Jones.

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Along with Cowell and Abdul, singer Cheryl Cole and record mogul L.A. Reid will be judges.

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