Simon Cowell fell for fellow American Idol judge Paula Abdul when they first met - but couldn't bear the thought of waking up in bed next to her.

The pair have become sworn enemies on American TV, where they bicker about talent and reports they're destined to become lovers.

But Cowell, who is dating British TV star Terri Seymour, reveals, "When I first met Paula I thought, yes, you're very cute and it (sex) did cross my mind but then I realised I'd have to wake up next to her and I couldn't do it only because we'd have to talk.

"I just don't think it would be a great conversation. We're better off as friends... But she still wants me."

19/01/2005 02:58