TV judges Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne are bitterly feuding after she
accused him of rigging the British pop reality show The X Factor.
The BMG music mogul has tried to apologise to Ozzy Osbourne's feisty wife,
but she is waiting until tomorrow's live show (23OCT04) to publicly accuse him
of editing favourites from his over-25 singer's group to make them sound better
contestants in her 16-24-year-old section.
Osbourne complains, "He is a f**king w**ker. I'm not going to leave
because I work for ITV not him. But he's p**sed me off. He's rigged it all."
Cowell contends, "She thinks I have an unfair advantage but its tosh.
People are simply more interested in the older contestants. She is desperate to
win. It's OTT (over the top) and ludicrous."
The series sees Cowell, Osbourne and WESTLIFE svengali Louis Walsh
managing contestants in different age groups, and competing for their protege/s
to be named the X Factor winner.