Osbourne set for X Factor return

Published Thursday, 09 May 2013
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Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne is expected to sign a deal shortly, marking her return to the singing competition.

Osbourne set for X Factor return
Sharon Osbourne quit the X Factor judging panel in 2008. (© Getty)

The 60-year-old quit the judging panel in 2008 after four years on the programme.

Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh are expected to return, while Mel B has reportedly been drafted in as a replacement for Nicole Scherzinger if the ex Pussycat Doll does not sign.

A spokesman for the X Factor has denied reports that Sharon had already signed a £1.8m deal.

Sharon's husband, rocker Ozzy Osbourne, recently admitted to suffering a drug and alcohol relapse.

The Black Sabbath singer publicly apologised to Sharon and his family for his 'insane behaviour.'

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tom in ards wrote (499 days ago):
what has she ever done for the pop world? nothing, so why is she on this show? cant cowell not get anyone better?
Dolina Mackenzie-Williamson in Alton, Hampshire wrote (499 days ago):
I had the honour of meeting Ozzie in the 70's. I watched all the programmes transmitted from America. Think Sharon has been a true Soul-mate. He should 'retire' as he is not what he used to be. Leave gracefully, knowing you were once a LEGEND. My commiserations to Jack for his MS diagnosis. It is, however, a very personal illness, and could take a long time to truely affect him. Dolina
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