Sharon Osbourne wants to return to ‘The X Factor’

Rock matriarch takes to Twitter to ask Simon Cowell for her old job back

Sharon Osbourne has admitted that she is keen to return to The X Factor.

The rock matriarch – wife of Ozzy Osbourne – appeared as a judge for the show’s first four seasons. However, she opted to step down in 2008 after her relationship with fellow panellist Dannii Minogue became fractious. She has since served as a judge on America’s Got Talent, but quit earlier this month (August) following a dispute with US network NBC.

However, Osbourne has now taken to Twitter to ask for her old job back. After The X Factor returned to ITV1 on Saturday night (ITV1), she posted:

Nearly ten million viewers tuned in for the return of The X Factor on Saturday night, which saw the debut of new judge Nicole Scherzinger alongside returning panellists Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh. However, those figures marked the lowest ratings for an X Factor season launch since 2006.

Last week (August 13), in a bid to freshen up the long-running TV format, it was announced that the show’s final will be held in Manchester for the first time. Last year’s winners, four-piece girl-group Little Mix, are scheduled to release new single ‘Wings’ on August 26.