Kelly Osbourne cried when her niece told her she loved her.

The 'Fashion Police' host couldn't hold back the tears when two-year-old Pearl - the daughter of her brother Jack and his wife Lisa - called her on the phone for the first time recently.

She told People magazine: ''She called me and told me that she loved me on the phone for the first time the other day and I burst into tears hearing that little voice going, 'Auntie Kelly, I love you.'

''I had tears just roll down my face.''

The proud aunt is convinced Pearl is the ''most incredible'' child she has ever seen.

She gushed: ''She is just the most incredible, incredible little bundle of joy and the most beautiful - she's so funny.

''I'm not just saying that because she's my niece. Even other people are like, 'I have a kid, but that kid's real cute.' ''

Kelly recently came in third place in a poll to find the auntie of the year.

The 29-year-old star was beaten in the survey by Pippa Middleton, the sister of Duchess Catherine, and aunt to Prince George, while Kim Kardashian West, Victoria Beckham and Rihanna also scored highly in the study.