Sharon Osbourne bids a final farewell to The X Factor franchise. Rumors have been swirling that Osbourne was fired, but the sassy Brit says otherwise.
An appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show may have landed the ITV judge in hot water. During the interview Osbourne outwardly accuses music mogul Simon Cowell, of underpaying her. Osbourne also shared a few choice words about the competitors of the show. As an America’s Got Talent vet, Stern wanted The X factor “inside scoop”. Osbourne held nothing back saying, “Oh f–k, I don’t have to have those kids singing in my face. Those little sh-ts. They all suck. It is like, ‘Hey, is this f–king karaoke or what?”
She also referred to Cowell as a “f–king pain in the arse” who will do anything to get his “f–king fat face on TV” . Completely aware of the impending damage she jokingly asked Stern, “Are you giving me a job when I get the f–king sack?”
That interview may have foreshadowed what was to come, because Osbourne is no longer apart of The X Factor live tapings.
“After watching the new season of #XFactor unfold, I’ve seen the new judges finding their rhythm and are doing brilliantly,” Osbourne revealed in an official Facebook statement. “Simon was so gracious to find me a spot on the live shows but at this point I really don’t think I’m needed and I would honestly feel odd coming in at this point. So I have decided to pass on the series this year. I wish the show continued success and as much as I love to get my face on TV you will have to do without me this season.”
The ITV talent competition just won’t be the same without you Sharon! Whether she really did quit or was fired, she will truly be missed! Maybe we’ll get to see her on a new competition show in the future?