Simon Cowell has attacked fellow X FACTOR judge Sharon Osbourne for urging him to come clean about his homosexuality.

The music mogul is furious Ozzy Osbourne's feisty wife has rekindled speculation about his sexuality by claiming his relationship with TV presenter Terri Seymour is a front to quash rumours he is gay.

He complains, "First she says I rig The X Factor, then I don't know talent, then I chase all the young girls.

"Now I'm gay. If a flood wipes out Britain next week she'll blame me for that as well."

28/10/2004 09:19