Sharon Osbourne swerving The X Factor and judging on Australia’s Got Talent instead?

by Lisa McGarry


Contrary to recent reports, Sharon Osbourne is reportedly NOT heading to the judging panel of The X factor this year, because it’s claimed that she’s joining another reality TV show at the other side of the world.

The British star had been dropping a LOT of hints about making a comeback on the 2013 series of The X Factor and was one of the bookies favourites to replace current judge Tulisa, after insiders supposedly claimed that Simon Cowell was planning to axe the N Dubz star.

Shaz cut her teeth on the singing show, before leaving in 2008 because of a feud with Dannii Minogue. Ironically, if rumours are to be believed she will now be replacing the brunette beauty on Australia’s Got Talent, as she moves Down Under.

Dannii Minogue had judged on the series since it’s inception in 2007, but stepped down from the panel last year after it moved from Channel Seven to Channel Nine.

X Factor have claimed that many rumours are beginning to circulate, with many sources linking Kelly and Jack Osbourne’s mum to the new lineup.

However a representative for Channel Nine, insisted that it is “far too early to comment” and added that they are “some weeks off” confirming their judges for the coming series.

Sharon has plenty of experience with the talent show format and judged on America’s Got Talent for six seasons, from 2007 until last year. She announced a few months ago that she was quitting after a dispute with NBC and the producers of Stars Earn Stripes, involving what she believed was disability discrimination against her son Jack.


She had expressed an interest in returning to The X Factor UK after leaving the US show and tweeted last month saying:

“To everyone who is tweeting about @TheXFactor, I would love to come back, you have to tweet uncle @SimonCowell and ask him #TweetTheTalk”

However, Dannii Minogue was forced to step down from the X Factor panel in 2011, when filming dates for the British and Australian shows clashed and she was forced to choose between the two.

Do you think Sharon would make a good Australia’s Got Talent judge or would you rather see her back on the X Factor? Leave your comments below…..

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!