25/08/2017 10:37 BST | Updated 25/08/2017 14:09 BST

Sharon Osbourne Announces Retirement Plans: 'I Want To Keep My Dignity'

She has been in the biz for nearly 50 years.

Sharon Osbourne has announced her plans to retire from the entertainment industry. 

The ‘X Factor’ judge has revealed she is hoping to step out of the limelight in five years time, to coincide with her 50th year in show business.

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Sharon Osbourne is planning to retire

She is quoted by The Sun as saying: “I’ve given myself five years then it’s time to say goodbye from the industry. I just think that it would be enough, I want to keep my ­dignity. I’ve been working since I was 15 in this industry and I think that’s enough.

“It’s very difficult if you’re at a gig and you’re the oldest person in the room. I think when you get to a certain age it can be somewhat embarrassing.”

Sharon, 64, has had a busy few years, jetting back and forth from the States to fulfill filming commitments on ‘The X Factor’ as well as US chat show ‘The Talk’.

Her marriage to rocker Ozzy Osbourne was also placed under strain when it was reported he’d had an affair last year. 

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Sharon and Ozzy's marriage was rocked last year

The pair eventually worked through their problems and have since renewed their wedding vows. 

Sharon recently hinted retirement could be on the cards for Ozzy too, telling Rolling Stone last year: “It’s not going to be within the next year, but it’s coming up.

“I don’t want Ozzy singing ‘Crazy Train’ at 75. I think it’s best you go out before you hit that 70 and go out on top.”

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