Fox confirms Paula Abdul will be a judge on Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of ‘The X Factor’

Paula Abdul will join Simon Cowell as a judge on the outspoken Brit’s U.S. version of his reality TV talent competition, “The X Factor,” which is scheduled to debut thi

s fall, Fox reps announced Sunday.

The judging twosome will be flanked by Cowell’s British pop star protégé Cheryl Cole and former Def Jam president Antonio (L.A.) Reid, both of whom were previously announced.

Former Pussycat Dolls’ singer Nicole Scherzinger, who won the 10th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” has been tapped to co-host. She’ll be joined by British TV personality Steve Jones, according to ew.com.

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