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Sharon Osbourne launches shock attack on Simon Cowell and X Factor contestants

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Sharon Osbourne has unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade against her X Factor co-star Simon Cowell.

During an interview with US radio host Howard Stern on Sirius XM on Tuesday, Sharon said Simon, 58, would “do anything to get that [expletive] fat face on TV”.

Fiery Sharon, 65, also took aim at X Factor wannabes, calling them “little [expletive]” who sing “karaoke”.

Sharon also hit out at the X Factor contestants (Credit: FameFlynet)

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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 said Simon just loves to be on TV (Credit: Terry Scott / Splash)

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, ‘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.”

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Simon and Sharon have worked together for a number of years (Credit: ITV)

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.

Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell pose for photos after auditioning hundreds of hopeful musicians for their new TV show 'X Factor' on Julr6, 2004
Sharon said Simon just wants to have his “fat face” on TV (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)

“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.”

X Factor 2018 judges: Robbie Williams,Ayda Field,Louis Tomlinson,Simon Cowell
Robbie, his wife Ayda and Louis Tomlinson are joining the panel this year(Credit: Phil Lewis/Wenn)

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Simon confirmed in July that Sharon is returning to The X Factor as an “impartial judge” for the live shows, rather than joining the judges during auditions and mentoring a category.

During the X Factor press conference in London at the time, he said: “Sharon, we wanted a different role. We thought an impartial judge on the live shows would be more interesting. I think we’ve needed that for a while. She’s excited about that.”

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