SHARON Osbourne released a bizarre statement regarding her X Factor exit over the weekend, after being given the axe from Simon Cowell.
The TV personality, 65, claimed she “didn’t think she was needed” on the “brilliant” new panel, after her foul-mouthed interview slamming the ITV show emerged.
Sharon Osbourne released a statement regarding her X Factor exit over the weekend, after being given the axe from Simon Cowell[/caption]
The shocking interview saw Sharon brand performers “little s****” and “f***ing karaoke” – but she claimed to have left the show for a very different reason.
In a message shared, deleted then re-posted to her Facebook yesterday, she wrote: “After watching the new season [of] 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. So I have decided to pass on the series this year.
“I wish the show continued success and as much as I love to get my face on TV you will have to do without me this season. Loves ya, Mrs. O.”
The message (above) claimed she felt the new panel were doing brilliantly without her[/caption]
However, the post comes after The Sun’s Bizarre column revealed Sharon had been axed, following the emergence of her foul-mouthed interview.
The show’s boss was seething after she slammed him as a “fat faced mother f***er” and joked about drowning him by putting a brick around his neck.
A source revealed: “Sharon is going to try and spin this as her choice to leave, but after that disgusting interview there was no way Simon Cowell or the executives would have her back on the panel.
“Not only did she make shocking attacks on him, she slagged off the show itself and the lovely members of the public who decide to audition. Good riddance to her.”
Sharon went rogue during an interview with US shock jock Howard Stern, calling Cowell a “f***ing pain in the ass” and revealing she was demanding £10 million from him, as her contract means she must be paid the same as new judges Robbie Williams and Ayda Field.
Her sickest attack came when Stern asked her which of them she would save on a sinking boat.
She replied: “We would put a f***ing brick around his neck and throw him over. I will drown you mother f***er. Absolutely…he’s gone.”
When asked why her contract changed this year so she didn’t appear at the auditions, she blasted: “Oh f*** I don’t have to have those kids singing in my face.
“Those little sh***. They all suck. It is like hey is this f***ing karaoke or what?”
Sharon vowed to be more brutal when she returned to the live shows.
She said: “The thing is it is the end of my contract now, it is like no holds barred. It is like get the f*** off the stage. You’re s***. Get the f*** out.”
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However, show bosses decided it would be too risky to give her that chance.
An X Factor spokesperson said: “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.”
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