Sharon Osbourne is reportedly facing the risk of being sacked from The X Factor over her rant about Simon Cowell and the show.
During an interview with US radio host Howard Stern on Sirius XM, Sharon said Simon, 58, would “do anything to get that [expletive] fat face on TV” before claiming hopefuls who audition sing “karaoke”.
Following her tirade, a source has alleged Simon “will be absolutely furious” and that could put her job on the talent show could be in jeopardy.
The insider told The Sun: “It seems untenable for her to continue on the X Factor given this attitude. Simon will be absolutely furious.”
ED! has contacted Sharon and The X Factor’s reps for comment.
On Tuesday, Sharon unleashed a shock rant about Simon while speaking to Howard.
Talking about Simon becoming a judge on America’s Got Talent, replacing Howard, Sharon said: “Simon loves to be on TV. And he wasn’t on TV in America and he will do whatever he has to do to get that [expletive] fat face on TV.
“I like Simon, he’s been very good to me but he’s a [expletive] pain in the [expletive].”
Howard then asked Sharon which of them she would save on a sinking boat.
Sharon quipped: “We would put a [expletive] brick around [Simon’s] neck and throw him over. I will drown you [expletive]. Absolutely… he’s gone.”
Sharon also claimed she has a clause in her X Factor contract which means her salary must equal the highest-paid stars on the show.
She brought that up while talking about the rumoured £10 million paid to new X Factor judges Robbie Williams and wife Ayda.
Sharon ranted: “So Simon I have a clause in my contract in my contract ‘favoured nations’. Simon goes to the press and goes this is the best £10 million I have ever spent. So I go, ‘I have favoured nations, where is my [expletive] £10million?’ I have a clause. I am a businesswoman.”
Speaking about the new judging panel for this year’s series, which includes One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Sharon said: “Listen to this, he has got two [expletive] people in the show. He has changed the panel.
“Robbie Williams, he’s a good guy, and he has got his wife on.”
When asked what Robbie’s wife Ayda does, Sharon replied: “I don’t know. She was in a soap opera here years ago.”
Moving on to the X Factor contestants, Sharon was asked how she feels about not judging on this year’s audition episodes.
Sharon said: “Oh [expletive]. I don’t have to have those kids singing in my face.
“Those little [expletive]. They all suck. It is like, ‘hey is this [expletive] karaoke or what?”
She added: “The thing is it is the end of my contract now, it is like no holds barred.
“It is like get the [expletive] off the stage. You’re [expletive]. Get the [expletive] out.”
Sharon will be returning to the new series as an “impartial judge” for the live shows, rather than joining the judges during auditions and mentoring a category.
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