American Idol judge Paula Abdul has signed a deal which will see her reunited with Simon Cowell on British talent show The X Factor. The 43-year-old enjoys a turbulent relationship with Cowell and will be keen to ally herself with her new co-judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. A show insider tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "Paula has a love-hate relationship with Simon so it should be interesting." Auditions for The X Factor get underway today (07JUN06), and it hits British TV screens in August (06).