Sharon Osbourne Rejoins X Factor in U.K.
Family drama hasn't slowed Sharon Osbourne’s career down. Britain’s ITV network has announced The Talk co-host will return to Simon Cowell’s U.K. version of X Factor, in time for its 10th season later on this year.
Osbourne was one of the original judges from 2004-2007. Mrs. O will join Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger, former Take That frontman Gary Barlow and music manager Louis Walsh. In a released statement on Osbourne’s return, Cowell remarked:
Three words I never thought I'd say.... Welcome back, Sharon!
The judges’ auditions kick off June 4 in Glaslow, followed by the second round of the judges’ arena auditions in July.
On being back at the judges table, Osbourne quipped:
I couldn’t be happier about coming back for the 10th anniversary of X factor. I can’t wait to give Gary Barlow a big hug, sit next to the gorgeous Nicole, and of course throw water on dear Louis. Yay!
X Factor UK starts in August on ITV.