As you may recall, Sharon had been contracted for one more series of The X Factor last year, and was originally announced to be an extra fifth judge, who would offer critiques during live shows.
Speaking on her US show The Talk on Thursday, Sharon revealed that she even turned down another TV opportunity in the States because she had been under the impression she’d be on The X Factor in the UK, only to find herself fired.
She explained: “I was signed to go to England, and then Simon Cowell changed his mind and thought I was too old. Simon goes, ‘She’s old. We need somebody young’.”
Sharon added: “If you want young, fire yourself and get rid of those man tits.”
HuffPost UK has contacted representatives both Simon Cowell and The X Factor’s representatives for comment.
It’s been reported that he’s planning something different for 2019, consisting of a celebrity version of the show, and an All Stars special that will see contestants from past series battling it out once again.