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”.
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, ‘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.”
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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