Simon Cowell has managed to convince Sharon Osbourne to return to the UK as a TV judge - but not on the X Factor.

Ozzy Osbourne's feisty partner has signed up to appear on Simon's new TV venture, a canine talent show called Take The Lead, joining fellow dog-loving panellists Bill Bailey and Ashleigh Butler, who won 'Britain's Got Talent' with her pet pooch Pudsey.

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Sharon Osbourne, who has many dogs as pets herself, is to be a judge on the show

Frank Lampard's TV presenter fiancee Christine Bleakley will add a touch of glamour as the show's host, although bosses had originally picked Alesha Dixon.

The ex-Mis-Teeq star reportedly lost out on the role as it was feared filming would clash with her 'Britain's Got Talent' schedule.

A source told The Sun: "Simon loves dogs and Pudsey proved that the public do too. Sharon and Bill will be great judges alongside Ashleigh."

The pooch talent show will air on ITV1 next year.

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