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'X Factor' 2016: Sharon Osbourne's Comments About TV Talent Shows Come Back To Haunt Her

'I’ve had it with people singing at me and watching people sing on TV.'

01/06/2016 13:25

Sharon Osbourne may have claimed she is "overjoyed" to be returning to 'The X Factor' this year, but her statement is in stark contrast to comments she made about the show just two short years ago.

An old interview where she slated the ITV talent competition has come back to haunt Mrs O, and it makes for rather embarrassing viewing, considering she's now signed up to be a judge once again.

During an appearance on late night US chat show 'Conan' in 2014, Sharon declared she'd had enough of being a talent judge, describing the shows as "boring" and "contrived". 

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Sharon Osbourne slated 'The X Factor' in a 2014 interview

"If one more person stands in front of me and sings, I tell you. I’ve had it with people singing at me and I’ve had it watching people sing on TV," she ranted.

"They’ve all got something wrong - they’ve either got one lung, one kidney, they’ve all got somebody sick in hospital and it’s like, ‘Oh lord, just shut up and sing.’ But then when they sing, it’s like, ‘Please stop it. I can’t take it any more.’"

Speaking after her last stint on the 'X Factor' panel in 2013, which saw her win with contestant Sam Bailey, Sharon added: "[They're] too contrived, boring, boring, boring.

"If I see another judge cry, I tell you please. As soon as they go out the door, we bloody crack up laughing."

Well at least this year's bunch of hopefuls will know what Sharon's really thinking when she's watching them perform.

But given that she's pocketed a rumoured six-figure deal to resume her place on the panel, we're sure she'll manage to suck it up.

Sharon will be reuniting with Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell on 'The X Factor' this year, with former judge Nicole Scherzinger also staging a comeback. 

Filming is set to begin in Leicester next week, with the room auditions making a welcome return. 

'The X Factor' returns to ITV in the autumn. 

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