Good news for American Idol fans who loved the back and forth banter and sometimes, the all out wars of words between judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul — the twosome might reunite sooner than you might think! During a press conference in Pasadena, Calif. today to discuss Simon’s move from Idol after this season to focusing on his new U.S. version of popular UK show The X-Factor, Simon had some weighty words. “I adore Paula,” he admitted to reporters of his former sparring partner.

“Whatever happens, I’ll be working with her in some capacity because I miss her,” he added. “You’re going to have to watch this space.”

Come on, Simon, let us in on the story!

Reporting by Carole Glines

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