Sharon Osbourne rules out X Factor return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 March 2014
Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne has confirmed she will not be returning to the 'X Factor' this year because it would be too much for her

Sharon Osbourne is adamant she won't return to 'The X Factor'.

The 61-year-old star - who won the show last year with her act Sam Bailey - was considering staying on the panel alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole, but she's now decided to turn her back on the programme because it would be too much.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I cannot go there ... I can't."

However, the feisty judge thinks Cheryl's return to the panel will spice things up a bit because the chemistry between her and show boss Simon is guaranteed to spark some fireworks.

Sharon explained: "Cheryl is fantastic -- she'll be great for the show. She is always great back with Simon. She will do a great job."

Sharon was previously on the programme between 2004 and 2007, but she quit after falling out with her fellow judge Dannii Minogue.

However, she was persuaded to rejoin the panel alongside Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow last year in a bid to boost ratings after viewing figures slumped in previous years.

Meanwhile, producers are currently looking for two new faces to complete this year's judging panel after Nicole and Gary announced their departure a few months ago.

It is still unknown whether Louis, 61 - who has appeared on all 10 series of the show - will take the third seat on the panel, but he recently claimed he wasn't "worried" about getting the boot.

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