Sharon Osbourne has reportedly been axed from "The X Factor".
The 65-year-old television personality was meant to be joining Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams, Ayda Field and Louis Tomlinson for the live stages of the singing competition, but the 58-year-old music mogul has reportedly sacked her after she went on a foul-mouthed rant earlier this month insulting him and the show.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Sharon is going to try and spin this as her choice to leave, but after that disgusting interview there was no way Simon Cowell or the executives would have her back on the panel. Not only did she make shocking attacks on him, she sl****d off the show itself and the lovely members of the public who decide to audition. Good riddance to her."
Sharon raised eyebrows during her interview on "The Howard Stern Show" when she claimed Simon would do anything to get his "fat face" on television, before claiming she wanted to "drown" him and branded the show a "f***ing karaoke."
Asked who she would save if they were on a sinking ship, Sharon joked at the time: "We would put a f***ing brick around his neck and throw him over. I will drown you mother f***er. Absolutely...he's gone."
She also said during the interview that she was "still waiting to hear" whether she'd receive a pay rise from ITV this year as her contract has a clause in it meaning she must be paid the same - around £10 million - as the highest paid stars on the talent show.
She explained: "So Simon and I have a clause in my contract, "favourite nations." Simon goes to the press and goes, "This is the best £10 million I have ever spent". So I go, "I have favourite nations, where is my f**king £10 million? I have a clause". I am a businesswoman. But after I just said I am going to tie a brick around his neck and let him drown and now I am talking about it, he will be f**ked."