Simon Cowell Gives Paula Abdul a Big Kiss on ‘The X Factor’ (PHOTOS)

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Simon Cowell chats with Celebuzz about the show!
After months of speculation, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, who were judges together on American Idol, are back together again.

Making quite a scene, Paula arrived on The X Factor set Sunday, narrowly avoiding a wardrobe malfunction when a gust of air caught her purple Yves San Laurent dress. Whoops!

She didn’t seem embarrassed though, quickly embracing Simon and jumping into his arms. The pair played up their affection for the crowd outside The X Factor lot, eventually kissing on the lips. Looks like their love-hate relationship is better than ever.

On Sunday, FOX officially confirmed that Paula would be joining The X Factor panel, alongside Simon, Cheryl Cole and Antonio “LA” Reid.

Simon revealed to UK’s Daily Mail that he couldn’t do this show without her.

“We almost weren’t going to do the show,” Cowell said. “This show would never have been the same without Paula and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot, and I am thrilled she’s on the show.”