Paula Abdul has reunited with her "American Idol" co-star Simon Cowell after joining the line-up of his new series, "The X Factor."
Abdul was revealed as the last judge on the panel on Sunday as she joined Cowell, British pop star Cheryl Cole and music mogul Antonio ';L.A.' Reid to kick off the talent search in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California's Galen Center.
Speaking at a press conference before the taping, Abdul told The Hollywood Reporter, "This is a brand new adventure… We have a whole new approach."
The forthcoming "The X Factor" is a U.S. version of Cowell's hit U.K. show, and Abdul, who served as a judge alongside her pal on "American Idol" for six years, is excited to reunite with the mogul.
She says, "I really miss him – it's awkward and wonderful at the same time."
Reid adds, "(Cowell) said putting together a panel of host and judges is like seating a great dinner party. He says he's very good at it and I believe him."
"The Opposites Attract" hitmaker has reportedly been released from her contract for TV series "Live to Dance" to appear on "The X Factor."
Meanwhile, Nicole Scherzinger and Welsh TV personality Steve Jones have been confirmed as presenters of "The X Factor", which will debut in America later this year.
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