Simon Cowell wants Sharon Osbourne for The X Factor but it’s not what you think

by Lisa McGarry

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Last weekend we reported that Simon Cowell had met with Sharon Osbourne and was reportedly speaking to her an X Factor comeback.

Given the fact that Louis Walsh was with the pair, we had assumed he was asking her to rejoin the panel of the UK series, however it seems we may have gotten it wrong.

Insiders have claimed that Cowell is in talks with Mrs O about her X Factor future, but he wants her for the Australian version if new reports are to be believed.

It was announced at the weekend that Mel B is leaving the Oz series and moving into Sharon’s spot on America’s Got Talent. They could well be doing a showbiz job swap as Osbourne could be filling her spot beside Ronan Keating down under.

A source told The Daily Mail:


‘Simon is really keen for Sharon to go to Australia and be a judge over there.

They added:

‘Simon knows that Sharon can be TV dynamite, and while the UK doesn’t look like it will happen, Simon is set on the idea of Sharon going to Australia – she’s part of his gang.’

Sharon walked away from AGT last year after she complained that show bosses had mistreated her son Jack who had recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

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She has made no secret of the fact that she wants to return to the singing show and tweeted her fans last summer saying:

‘To everyone who tweeted about @TheXFactor tonight, thank you – I miss you too! Tell Simon to take me back for season 10. #XFactor.’

Louis Walsh will be furious is she heads to Australia and isn’t by his side when the ITV series starts filming in May. He wants her back in Britain and said recently:


“My favourite moments [on the X Factor] would have been with Sharon (Osbourne) we used to have so much fun on set and we loved winding Simon up, it was a bit like going to school each day and it never felt like work.”

Would you like to see Sharon on the Australian or UK 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!