AMERICAN Idol guest judge Paula Abdul left fans SHOCKED as she called her nemesis, Simon Cowell, “the STD” on live TV tonight.
More than 11 years after the dancer first left the show she helped make a global hit, Paula, 58, returned to the singing competition with her famous unfiltered lines.
Paula Abdul returned to the American Idol stage on Monday as a guest judgeCredit: ABC
On Monday’s episode that showcased results from tonight’s Top 12, host Ryan Seacrest, 46, walked over to the panel with a special surprise.
As he held up an iPad, former judge Randy Jackson was seen on a video call and reunited with his former co-workers.
The Straight Up singer immediately gave a virtual hug to her longtime friend.
“It’s so good to see you! We’re all back, now we just need the STD,” Paula said to Randy and Ryan – referring to their old co-star, Simon.
Earlier in the episode, the outspoken TV figure also called her on-screen rival a “grandfather.”
Fans were stunned by the unexpected comment with some even questioning if it will get her in hot water with the British judge.
“If I had to guess, Paula Abdul was not supposed to make an STD joke like she just did. Welcome back, Paula,” one person quipped.
Another said: “PAULA ABDUL JUST CALLED SIMON COWELL “THE STD” ON AMERICAN IDOL HELP ???”
“LMAOOOO PAULA ABDUL CALLING SIMON COWELL AN STD ON LIVE TV LOVE THIS,” a third exclaimed.
A fourth tweeted: “PAULA ABDUL JUST CALLED SIMON COWELL AN STD ON AMERICAN IDOL. I AM SCREAMING OMG.”
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