Sharon Osbourne confirms X Factor exit
1 October 2018 - 8:00 AM

Sharon Osbourne confirms X Factor exit

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Sharon Osbourne has confirmed she has left "The X Factor".

The 65-year-old star was set to join the judging panel - made up of Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Field - for the live shows, but she has now said it would "feel odd" to appear at such a late stage of the TV talent show's new series.

In a statement shared on Facebook, she said: "After watching the new season #XFactor unfold, I've seen the new judges finding their rhythm and are doing brilliantly.

"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."

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Meanwhile, ITV has also confirmed her exit, and insisted she will remain "a big part" of the show's extended family.

A spokesperson told Digital Spy: ""The X Factor" can confirm Sharon Osbourne has decided not to return to this year's show. Sharon will always be a big part of "The X Factor" family and we wish her all the best for the future."

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The clarification from both parties comes after reports suggesting she was axed following went a foul-mouthed rant last month insulting both boss Simon and the show.

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."

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