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X Factor set for 'a kind of anarchy' with Sharon's return

ITV's X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has interviewed the show's judges before the new series of the hit show, including the returning Sharon Osbourne.

O'Leary promised that Osbourne, who is replacing singer Tulisa, would bring a "kind of anarchy" to the show.

The judges - who also include Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh - described what they were looking for in this year's contest.

Sharon Osbourne returns as new X Factor begins filming

Judges Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow pose with presenter Dermot O’Leary. Credit: Dermot O'Leary / Twitter

The X Factor judges – including comeback judge Sharon Osbourne – are back together ahead of the first filmed auditions of the new series.

Osbourne, who was on the show from 2004 to 2007 and replaces Tulisa Contostavlos, will feature alongside Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow.

Although preliminary auditions have already taken place, the judges start their first day on the programme today.


Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne 'not divorcing'

Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

The Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that he is not divorcing his wife Sharon following reports that the couple were living apart.

The British singer confirmed on his Facebook page that over the past year he has been "drinking and taking drugs". He apologised to his family and said that he was pleased to say he "has been sober for the past 44 days".

His son Jack Osbourne also rubbished reports that his parents were separating. Writing on his Twitter account he said "Last time I check (sic) a lot of British news papers weren't amazing sources of accurate information. Moving on..."


Campaigner: 'Pleased Sharon Osbourne has raised double mastectomy awareness'

Chrystalla Spire told ITV News she, "couldn't be more pleased, " that Sharon Osbourne had spoken about her double mastectomy.

She said; "it's a tremendous fillip to this area which is still overcome by taboo."

Ms Spire founded and runs a group to support women who have been through similar experiences.

Speaking about her own decision to have a double mastectomy she said, "it was a very easy decision to make, I discussed it with my daughters. And we really didn't take very long to make the decision and it was one that I was always very pleased I had made.

Osbourne: 'I won't go under the knife again'

Prior to the surgery for her double mastectomy Sharon Osbourne also learned her breast implants had leaked into her stomach wall, which has now put her off cosmetic surgery.

Sharon Osbourne in Hello Magazine as she speaks out about her double mastectomy Credit: Hello! Magazine/PA Wire

"Sometimes I'll see a photo and I'll think, 'My face looks plastic'; it can look so unnatural from certain angles. Now I am definitely, definitely done," Osbourne told Hello! Magazine.

"You can't buy your youth back, no matter how much money you've got. I won't be going under the knife again."

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