Sharon held up a cue card containing instructions on what to say when revealing which act she was voting off on Sunday night's episode.
Sharon Osbourne made another live gaffe on ‘The X Factor’ this weekend, appearing to forget her own lines as she prepared to announce which act she was sending home.
On Sunday night’s episode (November 27th), Sharon was seen holding up a cue card to the camera that had presumably been placed on her desk, out of shot, containing the words she was being instructed to say.
“The name of the act I am sending home is,” the sheet of paper read, with the last two words underlined to remind the judge to emphasise them.
Sharon Osbourne made another live gaffe on 'The X Factor'
It’s not the first time this series, or even last weekend, that the 64 year old mother-of-three has made an on-camera fluff. The previous night, she appeared to forget the name of the act she was introducing, forcing Nicole Scherzinger to intervene on her behalf to do so.
A few weeks ago, Osbourne also seemed to forget the name of her own act and spent more than a minute addressing the wrong camera. This caused even the host Dermot O’Leary to comment, remarking “we all want what Sharon’s having”.
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It comes as the controversial rapper Honey G, whom many have decried as a novelty act and who was mentored by Osbourne herself, became the latest contestant to be sent home after losing a tense sing-off with rival act 5 After Midnight.
#XFactor #SharonOsbourne is so thick she needs a script to remember her next line pic.twitter.com/HsdvcGLVqC— cliff etter (@CliffSally) November 27, 2016
Despite Osbourne pleading with the rest of the panel to reconsider voting the rapper off, head judge Simon Cowell said while casting the deciding vote: “I have to do what I think the public would expect me to do in this position, and I also think one of the acts has gone as far as they can go now.”
Real name Anna Gilford, the disappointed hip-hop wannabe said: “I’d really, really like to get a record deal with Simon Cowell, I have my heart set on that. I know I can sell records and I’ve got the potential to go far as a rap artist. Simon's standing right there.”
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