09/05/2011 12:11 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Cheap Frills: Paula Abdul Spotted Cosying Up To Simon Cowell

Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. Photos: PA

As the X Factor auditions kick off in the US, we've been keeping a close eye on the all important judges' outfits (just as crucial as the singing, surely?).

While Cheryl Cole took spring's colour blocking trend to a new level, her co-star Paula Abdul also chose to wear a deep purple shade. Abdul arrived in a draped, silk number teamed with matching platform sandals, before getting a bit too cosy with fellow judge, Simon Cowell.

While we can just about deal with the dress, we would rather not have seen the close encounter between the X Factor stars. Keep it professional, Simon.

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