American Idol judge Simon Cowell misses his former TV sparring partner Sharon Osbourne from their days on THE X FACTOR - and wishes he could work with her instead of Paula Abdul. Cowell insists the wife of Ozzy Osbourne is "easier" to work with, and admits the ideal show would be with fellow American Idol panellist Randy Jackson and Osbourne in the place of the STRAIGHT UP singer. He says, "Sharon's easier. "Sharon and Randy would be the easiest. Or we could be on one show. That would be good."