Simon Cowell has said that he wants 'American Idol' co-judge Paula Abdul back on the show.
The former singer and choreographer has indicated that she will not be returning to the hit US show after failing to receive a proposal for a new contract.
Both Cowell and host Ryan Seacrest have signed new deals, leaving Paula hurt over the apparent snub.
Her manager told the Los Angeles Times: “Very sadly it doesn’t appear that she’s going to be back on Idol.”
But Cowell is holding out hope that his co judge will return.
“She’ll be fine. She’ll be on the show,” he told 'Extra'.