Simon Cowell is prepared to go to any length to alleviate the constant friction with his American Idol co-judge Paula Abdul, including sleeping with her.

Notoriously nasty judge Cowell - who is dating ex-model TERRI SEYMOUR - would sacrifice his relationship if it meant peaceful relations between himself and his castmate.

He says, "I'll sleep with Paula. If it gets rid of the tension - I'll do it."