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Paula Abdul reunites with Simon Cowell on ‘The X Factor’

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Fox made an announcement  Sunday that the two former “American Idol” judges will be together  to evaluate singing talent on Cowell’s new television show “The X Factor.”

The competition opens  this fall. Togethter with  Abdul and sparring partner Cowell,  judges include British pop star Cheryl Cole and Grammy-winning producer Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

The Associated Press reported Saturday that Abdul would join  the panel, which taped its first judging session Sunday at the University of Southern California.

“This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this — I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show,” Cowell said in a written statement.

“I am excited beyond words to be a part of ‘The X Factor,'” Abdul added. “I’m also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again … but you might want to check back with me in a week or two!”

Looking forward to see them both!