Sharon Osbourne signs X Factor deal

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Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne has reportedly agreed a £1.8 million deal to return to 'The X Factor', which includes a £1.5 million salary and £300,000 worth of first class flights.

Sharon Osbourne has agreed a £1.8 million deal to return to 'The X Factor'.

The showbiz matriarch's talks to come back to the judging panel of the talent contest had stalled following problems in her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne, but after reportedly being offered a £1.5 million salary and £300,000 of first class flights between Los Angeles and the UK, Sharon has committed to the programme and will fly to Britain ahead of the first auditions in Glasgow on June 4.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Sharon's been through hell lately, so X Factor was not front of mind.

"But she loves the show and missed it.

"Things with Ozzy have calmed down but they're a long way off being sorted."

Original judge Sharon - who quit in 2008 because of her dislike of fellow judge Dannii Minogue - will also receive five-star hotel accommodation, wardrobe and make-up costs under the terms of her contract to replace Tulisa on the show.

Head judge Gary Barlow is said to still be negotiating a £1.5 million deal to return for a third year, and Louis Walsh is close to signing a £1 million contract.

Fourth judge Nicole Scherzinger has not yet committed to the show has she has a new album to promote later this year, so bosses are said to be lining up Mel B to take her place if talks break down.

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