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Sharon Osbourne hits back at Amanda Holden after criticism


Sharon Osbourne has slammed Amanda Holden after the presenter appeared to brand her “bitter and pathetic” over her comments about Simon Cowell.

The 71-year-old music director and wife of former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne said Cowell “don’t know how to keep friends” during a conversation with fellow former X Factor judge Louis Walsh when the pair appeared together on Celebrity Big Brother.

In a Daily Mail article, Holden, 53, who is on the jury of England has an incredible talent alongside Cowell, said: “I hated seeing some people on a reality show criticizing Simon – he’s the person who gave them every opportunity, gave them a lot of money and a lifestyle that they probably wouldn’t have had.

“It’s bitter and pathetic. It was like Cinderella with her two sisters in the background – just stabbed, stabbed, stabbed.”

Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden.  Photo: PA
Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden. Photo: PA

Osbourne, who managed The Smashing Pumpkins and Motorhead, responded to the article in a lengthy post on , the shows I have.” that I produced and my worldwide fame”.

She said that whenever she saw Holden on TV she always found her “very beautiful and talented”, but told him: “Don’t ever make comments about my lifestyle that Simon Cowell tells me gave.

“This is humiliating to me and my husband and all the accomplishments I have made in my life, because you are making yourself out to be a misinformed sycophant.”

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Photo: Reuters

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Osbourne, who starred alongside her family on 2000s reality show The Osbournes and had her own talk show, said her brand was “known around the world” and she was “lucky to have an incredible lifestyle throughout my life”, with a mansion in Beverley. English countryside hills and estate.

“I never discuss money, lifestyle or positions of power,” she said.

“I think it’s classless and rude.

“However, you have now forced my hand to divulge these things to you and honestly, I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging, but the truth is that my money and success is not due to some of Simon’s talents Cowell shows.

“Don’t get me wrong, I loved doing them back then because it was a lot of fun.

“Yes, Simon paid me very well. Probably more than you get today, but all that, darling, went into a few purses.”

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But Holden appeared to stand by his comments following Osbourne’s criticism.

A spokesperson told the Mail: “Amanda is aware of Sharon’s incredible career but, like her, Amanda will always stand up for those close to her.”


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