Kelly Osbourne quit 'Fashion Police' because of how E! ''handled'' the row over Giuliana Rancic's comments towards Zendaya Coleman.

The 30-year-old star announced her departure from the E! show just days after her co-host apologised for making an offensive remark about her friend's dreadlocks at the Oscars but it has been claimed it wasn't the presenters comments - that her pal looked like she ''smelled of patchouli oil and weed'' - that triggered her decision.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column:

''Kelly left not from the [comment] itself, but because of how Giuliana and the network handled it.''

It had been claimed the comments had been rehearsed three times, with Kelly warning her co-hosts they shouldn't be used - but E! later denied they had been included in anything other than the final taping, something the outspoken star is said to be particularly furious about.

A source previously said of the show recording: ''They did the Zendaya segment three times.

''Three different takes. On the first two takes, Kelly said 'Guys, we can't say this. Zendaya is a friend of the show.' ''

Following the news of her departure, Khloe Kardashian, Nene Leakes and Kristin Cavallari have all been touted as possible replacements.

However, a show spokesperson said: ''No decisions have been made.''