Sharon Osbourne confirms she's NOT returning to The X Factor

Published Wednesday, Jun 4 2014, 17:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Sharon Osbourne has given her most definite answer yet as to whether she is returning to this year's X Factor - and it's a big fat no!

Sharon appeared as a guest panelist on ITV1's Loose Women earlier today (4 June) and confirmed that she will not be joining Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh when the show returns this year.

Guest panellist Sharon Osbourne joins the 'Loose Women', Shown on ITV1 - 4 June 2014


During last year's series, Sharon was also hosting US chat show The Talk, meaning she had to jet backwards and forwards from Los Angeles to the UK, and it seems she - and her bosses - are not up for her doing it again!

When asked if she would be returning to the judging panel, Sharon replied: "No, no, no, you can't go back again. No. Love the show, it's become a part of British culture, everybody loves it, you can't help but get pulled into it but no, it's too much."

Referring to The Talk, Sharon added: "I'd lose my job in America because they let me out for one season. I'd wake up in hotel rooms and not know where I was. Also I've got a family so I can't do it."

'The X Factor' final TV show, Wembley Arena, London, Britain - 15 Dec 2013
Sam Bailey celebrates her victory with Sharon Osbourne

© Rex Features / Tom Dymond / Thames

Sharon's act Sam Bailey won The X Factor last year

Earlier this week, Louis Walsh finally confirmed that he is returning to The X Factor. Speaking to 2fm, the show veteran said: "Do you know what I did today? Exclusive, because I've told nobody. I signed for X Factor, like fifteen minutes ago."

Days later, Simon Cowell revealed that we will be finding out who the fourth judge is this week - and he's since admitted that Alesha Dixon is in talks and that it'll definitely be a female.

With Sharon out of the running, we wonder who Simon has up his sleeve?!

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