Paula Abdul Joins ‘The X Factor’ Judges Panel – Become a Fan! – Follow Us! The newest judge to join the panel for The X Factor just got announced. We’ve got the deets right now. Hello everyone! You’re back at the ClevverTV headquarters. I’m your host Dana Ward in Hollywood with an update for The X Factor. Of course, we’ve all been kept anxiously awaiting any sort of detail about the show — especially when it comes to the judging panel. The show’s producer, Simon Cowell, finally signed off on officially announcing that Paula Abdul will be on the competition show. It had been rumored for quite a while that Paula would join in on the judging activities with LA Reid and Cheryl Cole, but now that it’s out in the open, she said QUOTE ‘I couldn’t be happier to bring my love for cultivating talent and performance to such a wildly anticipated show. I know that it will be an extraordinary journey. I’m also delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again…’ joking that we might want to check-in with her about that one in a few weeks. It’s no secret that these two — Paula and Simon — definitely had a unique love-hate relationship on American Idol, so how do you think their relationship will go on The X Factor, and how will the other 2 judges fit into the mix? Let us know your best guess by leaving a comment below and be sure to follow us at so you can get all of the deets about this new singing competition show. I’m Dana Ward and we’ll see ya later, bye!