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Thousand of fans demand Ozzy Osbourne knighthood

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More than 20-thousand people have signed a petition demanding for Ozzy Osborne to be knighted.

The campaign has been launched by an Australian superfan of Birmingham-born Ozzy, Helen Maidiotis.

Originally she had called for all four members of the rock group to receive the honour but then decided to focus her efforts on the singer.

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I am petitioning for Ozzy Osbourne, frontman for Black Sabbath, to receive a knighthood after over 40 years of service to the music industry."

– Helen Maidiotis

The 46-year-old was also pushing the campaign through a Facebook page called The Knighthood of Ozz.

It has also been backed on Twitter by the star’s daughter Kelly.

Helen tweeted earlier that the petition is now officially closed and the final votes are being counted.

Ozzy Osbourne performing on stage Credit: PA