Sharon Osbourne couldn't watch X Factor after quitting

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Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne insists this year's 'X Factor' will be much improved due to her return to the judging panel, but admits she stopped watching the ITV talent show after quitting in 2007.

Sharon Osbourne didn't watch 'The X Factor' after she quit because she was "so p***ed off".

The 60-year-old star - who was a judge on the show from 2004 to 2007 before quitting because she didn't enjoy working with fellow panellist Dannii Minogue - has returned for the 10th series and is expecting it to be better than last year, due to her involvement.

When asked at 'The X Factor' auditions at London's Wembley Arena earlier today (15.07.13) if she thinks the programme will be improved this year, she told BANG Showbiz: "Well, of course, because I'm back!

"I was so p***ed off when I left the show, I didn't watch it anymore.

I'm going to watch it now, though."

Despite Sharon's previous frustrations about judging on the show, she wasted no time accepting show boss Simon Cowell's offer to return this year alongside Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

She added: "I didn't take much persuading to come back to the show. It took about two seconds I think! I went for dinner with Simon, we had a chat."

Recent reports have suggested Gary is set to quit the show following this year's series, and while he played down such speculation, he refused to rule out the forthcoming 10th series being his last.

He said: "It's far too early to decide what I'm going to do yet. It's all about this year.

"I always think the talent is better than the year previous. Some people claim there's no talent left in the country but that's wrong. Completely wrong.

"The good thing is we're launching this series off the back of James Arthur winning last year and I think he was a fantastic winner. He's going to have a brilliant career."

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