Ellen-Degeneres-Simon-Cowell-American-Idol-320.jpgWe knew it wasn’t our mind playing tricks on us when we noticed the flirtation between Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell this week on “American Idol.”

DeGeneres came clean on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and shared unaired footage showing some major flirtation between the two “Idol” judges.

Check out the “deleted scene” below:

Hah! All kidding aside, Cowell definitely seemed happy to have DeGeneres on the judging panel. Did he really lay his head on her shoulder?

Do you think Cowell’s having a better time with DeGeneres than he did with Paula Abdul?

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