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Simon Cowell Admits Talking to Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole for U.S. 'X Factor'

February 9, 2011 (8:35 am) GMT
The music mogul also reveals that Paula Abdul is among the list of possible judges for his new show, but rules out George Michael and Christina Aguilera.
Simon Cowell Admits Talking to Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole for U.S. 'X Factor'

Music mogul is still refusing to name names for his "" judging panel, but he has confessed he's talking to both and . On Monday, February 7, Cowell confirmed he would be one of the three judges when the hit British talent show takes over U.S. TV later this year, but he's coy about who'll join him.

However, he did let some trade secrets slip in a new TV interview with ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour. He told the reporter for U.S. news show "Extra" he and his production team are "talking to" Scherzinger and Cole and admits his former "" judging pal is "in the mix" with the other potentials.

But star Scherzinger appears to be a favourite. Simon says, "She is gorgeous and she does know what she's talking about."

He also dismissed reports might be on the panel and Cowell has also ruled out after her national anthem mess at the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6. He jokes, "Pre Super Bowl, yes; post no."

Cowell also confessed he "likes" and - and star , "I love Fergie... She's one of the most underrated singers in this country."

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