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X Factor 2013: Sharon Osbourne 'spoken to' over paedophile rant

Sharon Osbourne

X Factor 2013 judge Sharon Obsourne has been given a talking to by show bosses after Saturday night’s live show.

The wacky music manager appeared rather exuberant to say the least, but found herself in hot water after jokingly (we hope) branding a backup dancer a paedophile.

It happened as 16-year-old Nicholas Macdonald performed Robbie Williams hit She’s The One for the weekend’s Love and Heartbreak theme.

The youngster was joined on stage by a blonde dancer, who at one point kissed Nicholas on the cheek.

An unimpressed Sharon ranted after the performance: “Who on earth was that piece of whatever next to you?

“That paedophile. You’re only 16. You can’t be doing that. That’s a disgrace ITV.”

The Daily Star reports that Louis Walsh defended his pal, saying that Sharon did not mean to cause any offence.

And a source close to the dancer added: “She’s very embarrassed by what happened.”

A spokesman for The X Factor told the tabloid that Sharon “had been spoken to”.

Sharon’s behaviour over the weekend saw plenty of comments flood in on social networks, with one tweeter quipping: “Sharon Osborne reminds us of a drunk grandmother shouting at strangers at a bus stop #XFactor”

The X Factor 2013 continues next Saturday night at 8PM on ITV.

Browse pictures of Saturday night’s X Factor live performances here…