Sharon Osbourne releases official statement after shock X Factor 'firing'
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Sharon Osbourne has responded to earlier reports that she’s been fired from the X Factor after ripping into boss Simon Cowell during a radio interview in the US.
Yes, the former judge has taken to her social media to clear things up, saying:
“After watching the new season of The X Factor unfold, I’ve seen the new judges finding their rhythm and are doing brilliantly.
“Simon was so gracious to find me a spot on the live shows but at this point, I really don’t think I’m needed and I would honestly feel odd coming in at this point," she added.
"So I have decided to pass on the series this year.”
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) September 30, 2018
Sharon went on to wish the show “continued success” and made a joking reference to the statements she made during her US radio interview on Howard Stern's show.
The reality TV judge attacked Simon repeatedly during the interview and addressed him replacing Stern on America’s Got Talent, saying:
“He wasn’t on TV in America and he’ll do whatever he has to do to get his f***ing fat face on TV.”
In today’s statement, Sharon said:
“As much as I love to get my face on TV you will have to do without me this season.”
Since this morning’s news, an X Factor spokesperson has also released a statement, saying:
“The X Factor can confirm Sharon Osbourne has decided not to return to this year’s show.
“Sharon will always be a big part of The X Factor family and we wish her all the best for the future.”